Clause 32 - Offence of completing notifiable acquisition without approval

Part of National Security and Investment Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:00 pm on 8th December 2020.

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Photo of Mark Garnier Mark Garnier Chair, Committees on Arms Export Controls, Chair, Committees on Arms Export Controls 3:00 pm, 8th December 2020

On how all this will be policed, the Minister is talking about an incredibly important issue that is crucial to the Bill, but it is a bit like the tax evasion problem, in that a tax evader can be prosecuted only when they have been caught. What policing measures are in place to get to the point of imposing sanctions on those who infringe the measure?