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Question for Home Office

UIN HL2001, tabled on 13 October 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to emulate the United States Justice Department’s "Kleptocracy Initiative" in which assets are seized from corrupt foreign officials and politicians living in the United States.

Answered on

21 October 2014

The Department for International Development provide funding for UK law enforcement units within the Metropolitan Police and National Crime Agency to investigate illicit financial flows linked to corrupt foreign officials from developing countries in the UK. To date, these units have restrained or confiscated more than £120 million of stolen funds. The Government is reviewing the overall coordination and effectiveness of the UK’s enforcement response to cases of bribery and corruption. This work is ongoing and ministers will consider the findings in due course.

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