Hezbollah

Home Office written question – answered on 26th May 2020.

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Photo of Gary Sambrook Gary Sambrook Conservative, Birmingham, Northfield

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on tackling Hezbollah fundraising operations in the EU.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Minister of State, Home Department

The UK has a strong reputation for tackling terrorist financing and we work very closely with international partners and financial institutions to exchange and analyse information. This ensures we are better able to detect, prevent and disrupt the movement of global terrorist funds. Our EU cooperation is part of a wider landscape of international counter terrorism work, which includes cooperation through relationships such as Interpol, the Five Eyes, and bilateral work with individual countries.

The entirety of Hizballah is proscribed and designated under the UK’s domestic counter terrorism sanctions regime (the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (TAFA)). Hizballah’s Military Wing is also designated along with two named individuals associated with the group under the EU CP931 regime. The investigation and prosecution of offences relating to proscribed organisations is a matter for the police and the Crown Prosecution Service.

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