Travel Restrictions: Russia
Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information on UK-based employees of Hermitage Capital Management the Russian authorities have requested from the UK since 1 January 2009; what information was disclosed in response to each such request; and what the reasons were for any such disclosures.
Nick Herbert (Minister of State, Justice; Arundel and South Downs, Conservative)
A request from the Russian authorities for information in relation to a Russian criminal investigation would normally be made either as a formal request to the Home Office for mutual legal assistance (MLA) or to SOCA in its capacity as the UK National Central Bureau for Interpol. It is the usual policy neither to confirm nor deny whether the UK authorities have received such requests or provided any information in response to such requests.