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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th April 2016.

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Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Financial Secretary to the Treasury 12:00 am, 19th April 2016

It is the case that the Crown dependencies and overseas territories are, at our prompting, ensuring that they have got registers of beneficial interests. It is also the case that the UK is co-operating, as my right hon. Friend the Chancellor has made clear, with other jurisdictions. I hope we move to a position whereby public registers are the norm, but even before we get to that point, clearly we will look at the opportunities for the information on the central registers to be shared among co-operative economies and jurisdictions.