Iain Duncan Smith calls for Moroccan government to act over investment scam

17th January 2018

Iain Duncan Smith raises the case of a constituent who lost money investing in a golf resort apparently backed by the Government of Morocco and calls on the Morroccan government to act.

Mr Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green) (Con)

I congratulate the right hon. Gentleman on securing this Adjournment debate, which I fully support. My constituent is in exactly the same position as his constituents are, and I have written to the ambassador. I agree that the Moroccan Government have to stop hiding and pretending that they are working behind the scenes. Clearly, nothing is happening and individuals who invested for good reasons, and good reasons alone, are being let down.

I thank the right hon. Gentleman very much for that intervention, which highlights the fact that there are issues on which he and I agree, albeit not many. There is agreement across the House that our Government should have a role in trying to resolve this issue, although I accept that that role is limited.

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