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

The thing to remember is that although the intention behind this approach is to catch potentially corrupt public officials around the world, defining someone as a PEP is not an end in itself—it is merely a trigger point at which an assessment should be made of the individual’s business and whether it is high risk. It is that assessment of whether it is high risk that is not working well enough at the moment.