David Cameron Declines to Comment on Father's Naming in Panama Papers

David Cameron at the White House
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron arrives for a working dinner with heads of delegations for the Nuclear Security Summit at the White House, Washington, March 31, 2016. Cameron's father has been named in the leaked Panama Papers. Jonathan Ernst/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."