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Islamic State

HM Treasury written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) people and (b) entities believed to be connected to ISIL are currently on the financial sanctions list; and how many of these were added in the past 12 months.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

There are two terrorism-related financial sanctions regimes in operation in the UK. These are the Terrorist Asset Freezing etc. Act (2010) (“TAFA”) regime which implements the terrorist asset freezing requirements of UN Security Council Resolution 1373, and EU Common Position 931; and the EU Al Qaida Sanctions Regime, given effect by Council Regulation 881/2002, which in turn implements the UN Security Council Resolution covering Al-Qaida-related terrorism, UNSRC 1267.

On the consolidated list there are 248 individuals and 71 entities under the Al Qaida regime which include ISIL-related listings. The narrative summaries of the reasons for listing for the ISIL-related individuals on the Al Qaida list are publically available from the UN website.

The Terrorism and Terrorist Financing section of the Treasury’s Consolidated List lists individuals and entities designated under TAFA. It does not include the reasons that persons have been designated.

There have recently been two UN Security Council Resolutions promulgated which both focus specifically on ISIL, Al-Nusra Front and similar groups active in Syria and Iraq. These were Resolutions 2170 and 2178.

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