Dr Julian Lewis: Cutting out a cancer is both painful and dangerous. Is the Foreign Secretary aware that the previous Intelligence and Security Committee, in its Russia report, drew on the expertise of Edward Lucas, who today has a comment column in The Times headed, “Britain has become addicted to dirty money”? May I suggest that if she wants to be sure that the cancer will indeed be cut out of the body politic and the country’s wider economy, she could do far worse than to consult Mr Lucas before she finalises her proposed sanctions and their structures?
[The Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs (Elizabeth Truss): I thank my right hon. Friend for his suggestion. I would be happy to meet the gentleman he mentions.]