HL Deb 24 September 2002 vol 638 c208WA
Lord Hayhoe

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many of the 31,251 reports of suspected money laundering referred to by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 9 July (HL Deb, col. 558) have been followed by subsequent court prosecutions. [HL5234]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Filkin)

The National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) does not hold statistical information relating to the number of prosecutions which may have resulted from these reports of suspicions of money laundering. However, it does monitor whether the financial disclosures it receives and forwards to law enforcement agencies are of value to those agencies. From these 31,251 reports made in 2001, to date NCIS has received feedback in 11,047 cases, and in respect of 9,082 (82 per cent) of these replies from law enforcement agencies have indicated that the reports have assisted their efforts.