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Turks and Caicos Islands: Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 15th February 2017.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has discussed tax (a) avoidance and (b) evasion with his counterpart in the Turks and Caicos Islands since the last Joint Ministerial Council.

Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether (a) he and (b) the Minister for the Overseas Territories discussed the creation of public registers of beneficial ownership which name the owners of offshore companies with the Deputy Premier of Bermuda in the last six months.

Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has discussed tax (a) avoidance and (b) evasion with his counterpart in the British Virgin Islands since the last Joint Ministerial Council.

Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has discussed tax (a) avoidance and (b) evasion with his counterpart in Bermuda since the last Joint Ministerial Council.

Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has discussed tax (a) avoidance and (b) evasion with his counterpart in Anguilla since the last Joint Ministerial Council.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

The Minister for the Overseas Territories (OTs), the Rt Hon. Baroness Anelay of St Johns who holds responsibility for these issues discussed the importance of implementing the bilateral arrangements concluded in April 2016 with OTs with financial centres to OT leaders at the Joint Ministerial Council on European Negotiations held in London on 7 February.

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