3 March 2022
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown raises concerns at the use of crypto-currencies to evade sanctions

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown backs sanctions in support of the people of Ukraine, but calls on the Government to look into the use of crypto-currencies to evade sanctions.

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (The Cotswolds) (Con)

In standing four-square with the people of Ukraine, it is important that we really make sanctions work and the Government have led the world in doing that. Crypto- currencies have been widely used to evade sanctions. Will my right hon. Friend look into that matter?

Anne-Marie Trevelyan (The Secretary of State for International Trade)

I will ensure that my Treasury colleagues take note of my hon. Friend’s question.