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Tamil Tigers

Volume 710: debated on Thursday 7 May 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are aware of any systemic remittances of funds to the Tamil Tiger movement by Tamils resident in the United Kingdom; and, if so, what they are doing to halt those payments. [HL3027]

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is a proscribed organisation and raising funds for such organisations is an offence under the Terrorism Act 2000.

Measures aimed at preventing the raising of such funds are operational matters for the police. As a proscribed organisation, the LTTE continues to be the focus of police investigations, disruptions and criminal prosecutions.