New Clause 17 - Reporting requirements

Part of Financial Services and Markets Bill – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 7 December 2022.

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Photo of Emma Hardy Emma Hardy Labour, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle 2:30, 7 December 2022

The Minister is being very generous in giving way. The point made by Kit Malthouse makes clear the need for free access to cash to be provided for in the Bill. As the number of people making cash transactions falls, it becomes more expensive to distribute cash freely. There is, however, as I hope we all understand, a vulnerable group in our society who still need free access to cash. As cashless transactions increase, the need to maintain free access to cash for the most vulnerable people in our society increases. That is why we are asking for it to be provided for in the Bill.