April 4, 2016 / 11:11 AM / 4 years ago

UK PM Cameron's spokeswoman says family investments are "private matter"

British Prime Minister David Cameron attends a bilateral meeting with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key at the British Embassy in Washington, March 31, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron’s spokeswoman declined to comment on Monday on whether the leader’s family had money invested in offshore funds set up by his father, saying it was a “private matter”.

Cameron’s late father, Ian Cameron, was among hundreds of thousands clients named in more than 11.5 million leaked documents from the files of a law firm based in the tax haven of Panama.

In 2012, British media reported that Cameron’s father ran a network of offshore investment funds to help build the family fortune.

Asked whether she could confirm that no family money was still invested in those funds, Cameron’s spokeswoman said: “That is a private matter, I am focused on what the government is doing.”

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, editing by Elizabeth Piper

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