Clause 15 - Requirement to consider retrospective validation without application

Part of National Security and Investment Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:30 pm on 3rd December 2020.

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Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care 2:30 pm, 3rd December 2020

Again, I am happy to write to the hon. Lady on that. Clearly, only when the Secretary of State is aware that a transaction is clearly in breach of the Bill is it then void. I am not clear as to what she is saying. Is she asking about before he is able to act?