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, the key here is in the approach of the banks in doing their due diligence appropriately. The main feature of these arrangements is that domestic PEPs should be assessed in terms of their level of risk, and in the main UK parliamentarians should be assessed as low risk and, frankly, treated in precisely the same way as any other customer. The problem is when banks do not apply the right kind of risk-based assessment and instead revert to inappropriate box-ticking approaches.