Hezbollah:Written question - 240937

Asked by Joan Ryan
(Enfield North)

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Asked on: 04 April 2019
Home Office
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to tackle sources of financial assistance to Hezbollah in the UK.
Answered by: Mr Ben Wallace
Answered on: 09 April 2019

The UK has a strong reputation for tackling terrorist financing and we are a key player in international efforts to strengthen the global response to terrorist financing. This was demonstrated in the UK’s Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Mutual Evaluation Report published in December 2018, which gave the UK the highest possible rating on how it tackles terrorist financing.

Our approach to countering terrorist finance is multifaceted and we have a range of disruptive tools and capabilities to detect, prevent and disrupt the movement of terrorist finance. We also work very closely with our international partners and financial institutions here in the UK, to exchange and analyse information to better detect, prevent and disrupt the movement of terrorist funds.

The investigation and prosecution of offences relating to proscribed organisations is a matter for the police and the Crown Prosecution Service.

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