Scottish parliament to vote on pursuing ‘Unexplained Wealth Order’ into how Donald Trump financed his golf resorts in the country
- Scotland’s government could investigate Donald Trump’s Scottish assets
- MSPs are set to vote on whether to pursue an Unexplained Wealth Order
- Wednesday’s debate is being brought to the chamber by Patrick Harvie
Scottish MPs are set to vote on whether the Scottish Government should pursue an Unexplained Wealth Order to investigate the source of financing for former US President Donald Trump’s Scottish resorts.
The debate on Wednesday is being brought to chamber by co-convenor of the Scottish Greens Patrick Harvie.
Harvie is pushing for Nicola Sturgeon to investigate ‘serious and evidenced concerns’ surrounding Mr Trump’s purchases of the Turnberry hotel.
Scottish MPs are set to vote on whether the Scottish Government should pursue an Unexplained Wealth Order to investigate the source of financing for former US President Donald Trump’s Scottish resorts. Above, Trump pictured at Turnberry Golf Course in 2015
There are also concerns surrounding land for Trump’s inaugural property in Aberdeenshire.
The vote to seek an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) would not be binding.
However, it would increase pressure on Sturgeon to act in accordance with Hollyrood.
If authorities are granted a UWO, they would question Trump about how he acquired his Scottish assets.
Most notably, they would probe where the £35.7 million Trump used to purchase the Turnberry resort came from.
‘Mrs Sturgeon has been avoiding our questions about Trump’s cash purchase of Turnberry for nearly two years, saying the decision is nothing to do with her,’ legal director of campaign group Avaaz said.
Trump purchased the hotel and golf courses from Leisurecorp in 2014 and the resort was renamed Trump Turnberry.