Urgent Question on money laundering in the UK

19 March 2018

John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, asked an Urgent Question in the House of Commons on money laundering in the UK.

The question was responded to by the Minister for Security and Economic Crime, Ben Wallace, who listed what he claimed the Government have been doing on dirty money and money laundering in the United Kingdom.

John McDonnell claimed he welcomed the Government’s new willingness to incorporate Labour’s proposals for Magnitsky measures to be included in the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, but did raise issues relating to the Government's actions in this area.

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