Bishop of St Albans asks about any potential audits of UK assets held by Chinese Hong Kong Officials linked to human rights violations

The Bishop of St Albans received the following written answer on 11th July 2022:

The Lord Bishop of St Albans asked Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have, if any, to carry out an audit of UK assets held by Chinese Hong Kong officials who are linked to human rights violations.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: We are alarmed by the gross human rights violations in China and the deterioration of rights and freedoms in Hong Kong. It is not appropriate to speculate on who may be designated under the sanctions regime in the future, as to do so could reduce the impact of the designations. We will keep all evidence and potential listings under close review.


%d bloggers like this: