Margaret Hodge – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Margaret Hodge on 2015-11-04.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2015 to Question 5430, whether similarly effective systems for central registries of beneficial ownership in the Overseas Territories includes legitimate public access in line with the Fourth EU Anti Money Laundering Directive.

Mr Hugo Swire

I refer the Right Honourable Lady to my Hon Friend, the Member for South West Hertfordshire (David Gauke MP), the Financial Secretary to the Treasury to his answers of 16 October 2015(PQ10437, PQ10438 and PQ10448), which set out the criteria we expect the Overseas Territories to meet in relation to their central register of company beneficial ownership, or similarly effective system.