Money Laundering: UK Parliamentarians — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:50 pm on 14 October 2014.

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Photo of Lord Deighton Lord Deighton The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury 2:50, 14 October 2014

My Lords, while UK parliamentarians are not currently considered to be “politically exposed persons”—or PEPs—domestically, revised global standards to which the UK is fully committed will require that they are treated as such. These global standards require enhanced due diligence and ongoing monitoring only when the business relationship is assessed as high risk. The UK will make representations when negotiating the fourth money laundering directive to ensure that it reflects these standards.