Golden Visas

During this afternoon’s Urgent Question on money-laundering, I raised the issue of ‘golden visas’.

These golden visas or ‘tier 1 investor visas’ are given to those who can demonstrate that they will invest £2m in the UK. We know that these visas are particularly popular among Russian nationals.

I urged the Minister to take the necessary steps to ensure we know where this £2m comes from so that we know that it is not dirty money and that we are not issuing visas to unsavoury individuals.

You can watch my intervention here