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Money Laundering

Home Office written question – answered on 23rd November 2016.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs), Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any UK citizens has been prosecuted for acting as a nominee director for a company which has been found to have laundered illicit funds.

Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the nationality or occupation of defendants. This information could only be obtained by examining CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost. The number of people prosecuted, convicted and given a custodial sentence for money laundering offences, in England and Wales, from 2010 to 2014 (the latest data available), can be viewed on the Ministry of Justice website at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2014 under “Criminal justice statistics outcomes by offence data tool”.

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