Burma: Freezing of Assets

Treasury written question – answered on 19th November 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Nye Baroness Nye Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the value of the assets seized in the (1) UK, and (2) rest of the EU from the seven military and security personnel from Burma sanctioned by the EU on 25 June.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development

Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT) is not responsible for the freezing of assets, neither does it hold them. The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI), which is part of HMT, ensures that financial sanctions are properly understood and implemented in the UK and it is for holders of assets subject to sanctions to ensure that they are frozen under the regulations.

(1) OFSI undertakes an Annual Review of frozen assets in the UK, requiring all persons or institutions that hold or control frozen assets in the UK to report to OFSI. Details of assets reported to OFSI for the 2018 Review are still being compiled and are not yet available.

(2) HM Treasury does not hold this information.

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