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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Financial Services: Crime more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
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pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to improve conviction rates for (a) fraud, (b) money laundering and (c) other financial criminal activity. more like this
tabling member constituency Luton North more like this
tabling member printed
Kelvin Hopkins more like this
uin 199261 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The NCA estimates that there is a realistic possibility that the scale of money laundering impacting on the UK annually is at least in the tens of billions of pounds. The cost to businesses and the public sector from organised fraud is no less than £5.9 billion.</p><p>This Government has launched the new National Economic Crime Centre (NECC), which will deliver a step change in the UK's response to - and impact on - economic crime. For the first time, the NECC brings together enforcement and justice agencies (HM Revenue and Customs, the City of London Police, the National Crime Agency, the Serious Fraud Office and the Crown Prosecution Service), other government departments, regulatory bodies and the private sector with a shared objective of driving down economic crime in the UK. It will leverage a 'whole system' approach to enhance and coordinate our collective capabilities to target, pursue and dismantle the highest harm serious and organised criminals, including corrupt elites. Where appropriate this will include prosecutions.</p><p>This Government launched the new Serious and Organised Crime Strategy on 1 November and will invest at least £48m in 2019/20 in law enforcement capabilities to step up efforts to tackle illicit finance and enhance our overall response to serious and organised crime. These will include additional investment in the multi-agency NECC; increased frontline capacity and capability to tackle fraud; and an uplift in investigative and intelligence assessment capabilities at the National Crime Agency.</p>
answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
grouped question UIN 199260 remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-01-29T16:02:55.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T16:02:55.957Z
answering member
1539
label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
tabling member
2
label Biography information for Kelvin Hopkins more like this