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1045474
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Money Laundering: Criminal Investigation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of resources available to the Serious Fraud Office to undertake investigations into (a) Mukhtar Ablyazov and (b) other cases of large-scale international money laundering. more like this
tabling member constituency Luton North more like this
tabling member printed
Kelvin Hopkins remove filter
uin 210428 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
answer text <p>The SFO has sufficient funding to carry out its work. Funding arrangements were reviewed in April 2018 when cost-neutral changes were made to the SFO’s core budget enabling it to work flexibly and efficiently. This allows the SFO to carry out its work, including money laundering investigations that fit within its statutory remit.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-28T12:47:13.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T12:47:13.37Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
2
label Biography information for Kelvin Hopkins more like this
1045475
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Serious Fraud Office more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what his powers are in relation to the Serious Fraud Office. more like this
tabling member constituency Luton North more like this
tabling member printed
Kelvin Hopkins remove filter
uin 210429 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-25more like thismore than 2019-01-25
answer text <p>The Attorney General and Solicitor General superintend the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) as set out in the Criminal Justice Act 1987 and are the ministers responsible to Parliament for the work of the SFO. The SFO was created and given its functions and powers by the Criminal Justice Act 1987; it exercises those functions on behalf of the Crown. It is a non-ministerial department headed by the Director. The SFO is therefore independent and makes its own investigative and prosecutorial decisions independently. Part of the role of the Law Officer is to protect that independence.</p><p> </p><p>The SFO also forms one of the ‘Law Officers’ Departments, and as such constitutes a public arm’s length body sponsored by the Attorney General’s Office. The terms of our sponsorship arrangement are set out in the Framework Agreement between the AGO and the SFO which was published on 22 January, replacing the 2009 Protocol document. The Framework Agreement is agreed between the Director of the SFO and the Law Officers.</p>
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-25T10:18:04.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-25T10:18:04.543Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
2
label Biography information for Kelvin Hopkins more like this
1045479
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Bhanu Choudhrie and Sudhir Choudhrie more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what representations the Serious Fraud Office has received on (a) Sudhir Choudhrie, (b) Bhanu Choudrie and (c) other related parties. more like this
tabling member constituency Luton North more like this
tabling member printed
Kelvin Hopkins remove filter
uin 210433 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
answer text <p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is aware of the allegations made publicly about Sudhir and Bhanu Choudhrie. The SFO can neither confirm nor deny if Sudhir or Bhanu Choudhrie are currently subject to investigation by the SFO, or what, if any, representations the SFO has received about them.</p><p> </p><p>In order to protect the investigative process it is not always possible, or even desirable for investigative bodies to confirm whether or not an individual or organisation is subject to an investigation, or provide any details of matters under investigation.</p><p> </p><p>The SFO proactively publishes information about its cases on its website whenever it is appropriate.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-24T09:26:50.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-24T09:26:50.407Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
2
label Biography information for Kelvin Hopkins more like this
1045480
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Bhanu Choudhrie and Sudhir Choudhrie more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what is the status of (a) SFO and (b) CPS investigations into (i) Sudhir Choudhrie, (ii) Bhanu Choudhrie and (iii) other related parties. more like this
tabling member constituency Luton North more like this
tabling member printed
Kelvin Hopkins remove filter
uin 210434 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
answer text <p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is aware of the allegations made publicly about Sudhir and Bhanu Choudhrie. The SFO can neither confirm nor deny if Sudhir or Bhanu Choudhrie are currently subject to investigation by the SFO, or what, if any, representations the SFO has received about them.</p><p> </p><p>In order to protect the investigative process it is not always possible, or even desirable for investigative bodies to confirm whether or not an individual or organisation is subject to an investigation, or provide any details of matters under investigation.</p><p> </p><p>The SFO proactively publishes information about its cases on its website whenever it is appropriate.</p><p> </p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) prosecutes cases that are referred to it by the police and does not have any investigative function.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-23T14:56:54.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-23T14:56:54.73Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
2
label Biography information for Kelvin Hopkins more like this
1047655
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Bhanu Choudhrie and Sudhir Choudhrie more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that SFO investigations into (a) Sudhir Choudhrie and (b) Bhanu Choudhrie are (i) compliant with legislation and (ii) receive all relevant information. more like this
tabling member constituency Luton North more like this
tabling member printed
Kelvin Hopkins remove filter
uin 212291 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
answer text <p>As highlighted in the answer given on 24 January to PQ <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2019-01-21/210434/" target="_blank">210434</a> the SFO can neither confirm nor deny if these individuals are subject to any investigation. The SFO carries out all of its work in compliance with legislation.</p><p>The SFO also works collaboratively with law enforcement and regulatory partners to combat serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption and share information, both in the UK and abroad. This includes membership of the newly launched multi-agency National Economic Crime Centre which was set up by the Government following the 2017 Economic Crime Review to ensure a more effective law enforcement response to economic crime.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-31T14:28:41.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T14:28:41.457Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
2
label Biography information for Kelvin Hopkins more like this
1047657
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Business: Immigration more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the applicability of Government of India international blacklists in decision-making on people that intend to undertake business in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Luton North more like this
tabling member printed
Kelvin Hopkins remove filter
uin 212293 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-01more like thismore than 2019-02-01
answer text <p>The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has no plans to make such assessments.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
grouped question UIN 212294 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-01T14:32:37.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-01T14:32:37.507Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
2
label Biography information for Kelvin Hopkins more like this
1047658
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Business: Immigration more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the applicability of the Government of India's list of Undesirable Contact Men in decision-making on people that intend to undertake business in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Luton North more like this
tabling member printed
Kelvin Hopkins remove filter
uin 212294 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-01more like thismore than 2019-02-01
answer text <p>The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has no plans to make such assessments.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
grouped question UIN 212293 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-01T14:32:37.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-01T14:32:37.553Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
2
label Biography information for Kelvin Hopkins more like this
1047659
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Sudhir Choudhrie more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have plans to hold meetings with (i) Sudhir Choudhrie and (ii) representatives of Sudhir Choudhrie. more like this
tabling member constituency Luton North more like this
tabling member printed
Kelvin Hopkins remove filter
uin 212295 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-01more like thismore than 2019-02-01
answer text <p>The Department has no such plans.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-01T14:33:03.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-01T14:33:03.12Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
2
label Biography information for Kelvin Hopkins more like this
1045477
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Mukhtar Ablyazov more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Khazakstani counterpart on the former banker Mukhtar Ablyazov who is accused of murder. more like this
tabling member constituency Luton North more like this
tabling member printed
Kelvin Hopkins remove filter
uin 210431 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary has not discussed the case of Mr Ablyazov with the Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan. Illicit finance is a global problem and we are committed to working with international partners, particularly through the EU, G7 and G20 to ensure we protect our prosperity and security. As the Prime Minister said in the House of Commons on 14 March 2018, “We will continue to bring all the capabilities of UK law enforcement to bear against serious criminals and corrupt elites. There is no place for these people - or their money - in our country”.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-24T16:27:14.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-24T16:27:14.967Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
2
label Biography information for Kelvin Hopkins more like this
1045478
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Mukhtar Ablyazov more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on legal action against Mukhtar Ablyazov in relation to accusations of international money laundering. more like this
tabling member constituency Luton North more like this
tabling member printed
Kelvin Hopkins remove filter
uin 210432 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary has not discussed the case of Mr Ablyazov with the Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan. We understand that he is not residing in the UK.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-29T17:58:17.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T17:58:17.393Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
2
label Biography information for Kelvin Hopkins more like this