Public Service: Corruption

Home Office written question – answered on 16th December 2015.

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Photo of Lord Haworth Lord Haworth Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the acquisition of assets in the UK by Rakhat Aliyev, they will introduce unexplained wealth orders so that assets held by foreign public officials can be frozen pending criminal investigations.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Home Department

On 15 October 2015, the Government published the National Risk Assessment on money laundering and terrorist financing. The Government has committed to publishing an Action Plan, which will set out the work that we will undertake to improve the UK response to these crimes, and to fill the gaps identified in that Assessment. The Plan will include consideration of new powers to address the proceeds of grand corruption and other forms of illicit enrichment.

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