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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Housing ( 8 Sep 2023)

Helen Morgan: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what financial penalties have been imposed on firms employed under Future Defence Infrastructure Services contracts.

Written Answers — Treasury: Financial Services: Vetting ( 8 Sep 2023)

Andrew Griffith: ...institutions’ adherence to their guidance on PEPs, and the appropriateness of that guidance, within twelve months of Royal Assent. This review will assess the compliance of FCA-regulated firms with their legal and regulatory obligations regarding the risk management and treatment of PEPs, as well as their relatives and known close associates, and the FCA will take action where it...

Written Answers — Treasury: Bank Services: Interest Rates ( 7 Sep 2023)

Andrew Griffith: ...included agreeing with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) that it would report on the savings market. As part of this review, the FCA published a 14-point action plan setting out expectations of firms and actions it will take to ensure savers are not missing out on Bank Rate rises. The FCA has committed to review the timing of savings rates changes after any changes in the Bank of...

Written Answers — Treasury: Banks: Gosport ( 7 Sep 2023)

Andrew Griffith: ...societies. The Government does not intervene in these decisions or make direct assessments of these branch networks. Guidance from the Financial Conduct Authority sets out its expectation of firms when they are deciding to reduce their physical branches or the number of free-to-use ATMs. Firms are expected to carefully consider the impact of planned branch closures on the everyday...

Written Answers — Treasury: Mortgages ( 7 Sep 2023)

Andrew Griffith: ...a history of paying rent should be able to help with this. In 2017, the Government launched the Rent Recognition Challenge: a £2 million competition challenging the UK’s world-leading tech firms to develop innovative applications to enable tenants to record and share their rental payment data with lenders and credit reference agencies. The Government encourages all renters to...

Written Answers — Treasury: Credit: Fraud ( 7 Sep 2023)

Andrew Griffith: The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is responsible for regulating the consumer credit market. FCA rules dictate that firms (including those offering credit cards) must have adequate policies and procedures in place to counter the risk that they might be used in financial crime, such as identity fraud. Furthermore, firms must ensure that the systems and controls monitoring these are subject...

Written Answers — Treasury: Lex Greensill: Credit Suisse ( 7 Sep 2023)

Andrew Griffith: The regulation of individual firms is a matter for the independent financial regulators to comment on.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Home Office: Young People ( 6 Sep 2023)

Stuart Andrew: volunteer. This is supported by a three-year investment of over £500 million in youth services, reflecting young people's priorities and addressing imbalances in national youth spending with a firm focus on levelling up. Young people will also benefit from other elements of the National Youth Guarantee, and a broader package of award schemes and volunteer programmes, including offering...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Niger: Military Coups ( 6 Sep 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: The UK condemns in the strongest possible terms attempts to undermine democracy, peace and stability in Niger. From the outset of the crisis, the UK has stood firmly behind the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in calling for the restoration of constitutional order and democracy in Niger, and the immediate release of President Bazoum and his family. On 1 August the Foreign...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Ophthalmic Services ( 5 Sep 2023)

Neil O'Brien: We are currently at the scoping stage of the development of standard service specifications for enhanced services and have not yet set out a firm timetable for their completion. The aim of this work is to collate best practice to support commissioning by integrated care boards (ICBs), should they identify a need for such services in their areas and wish to commission them from primary eyecare...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: MOD Wethersfield ( 4 Sep 2023)

Alison Thewliss: ...for the Home Department, whether a legal advice provision is available at the new asylum accommodation centre at MDP Wethersfield; and whether she has made an (a) estimate of the number of legal firms in the local area and (b) assessment of whether local legal firms have the (i) capacity and (ii) necessary expertise to take on clients from that centre.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Earl Mountbatten of Burma: Diaries ( 4 Sep 2023)

Julian Lewis: ...the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 18 July 2023 to Question 193280 on Earl Mountbatten of Burma: Diaries, how much his Department spent on (a) barristers and (b) other lawyers as part of the (i) litigation related to the First-tier Tribunal and (ii) freedom of information requests made by Dr Andrew Lownie on the Mountbatten diaries and letters.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Mohammad Ghobadloo ( 4 Sep 2023)

David Rutley: The UK is firmly opposed to the death penalty in all circumstances in Iran. HMG weighs lobbying on individual cases extremely carefully because we recognise that the UK raising specific individuals by name can put them at greater risk. In a flawed judicial system, even false accusations of "collaboration with hostile foreign governments" can lead to significantly worse outcomes. It is...

Written Answers — Treasury: Cryptocurrencies: Regulation ( 4 Sep 2023)

Andrew Griffith: The government is proposing an approach to cryptoasset regulation under which firm requirements are designed and implemented by the independent regulators to ensure an agile regime able to respond to developments in the sector. The recent Financial Services and Markets Act included powers to bring stablecoins and cryptoasset activities within the FCA regulatory perimeter. The FCA completed...

Written Answers — Treasury: Cryptocurrencies: Regulation (26 Jul 2023)

Andrew Griffith: regulatory regime for cryptoassets’, outlining how the Government will set the regulatory perimeter for the FCA to make rules regulating crypto-related companies. Under these proposals, firms providing cryptoasset services would need to become FCA authorised and meet a range of new requirements, including (for example) prudential, data reporting, consumer protection, location...

Written Answers — Treasury: Smart Devices: China (26 Jul 2023)

Andrew Griffith: ...during the procurement process. For the finance sector, the Bank of England, the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority have set clear expectations for how regulated firms should manage the risk posed by third parties.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Profession: Artificial Intelligence (26 Jul 2023)

Lord Taylor of Warwick: To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce regulations to help legal professionals, including those working in both in-house legal teams and law firms, adapt to the influence of generative artificial intelligence in the legal profession.

Written Answers — Home Office: Court Orders: Children (25 Jul 2023)

Robert Jenrick: ...that a child is at risk of being taken out of the UK. Due to the immediacy of the risk, the Judge will usually authorise the Order for a timebound period e.g. 28 days. Once signed, the Court, Solicitor or parent / guardian applicant sends a copy of the order to the police. If the child attempts to travel out of the UK (in a name / passport provided to the police), then an intervention...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Democratic Republic of Congo: Rwanda (25 Jul 2023)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...their commitments, agreed through the Nairobi and Luanda processes. This includes the cessation of hostilities, respect for sovereignty and agreed withdrawal by armed groups including M23. The UK firmly believes the regional Nairobi and Luanda diplomatic peace processes provide the best means by which to achieve a lasting peace in eastern DRC and offer them our full support. We have taken...

Written Answers — Treasury: Islamic State: Non-fungible Tokens (25 Jul 2023)

Baroness Penn: ...2020. The UK assesses cryptoasset Money Laundering and Terrorist Finance (ML/TF) risks case-by-case, allowing the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) to regulate the rapidly evolving industry. Firms involved in activities that are described as involving Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) will be supervised and subject to enforcement, if they deal with cryptoassets as defined in the regulations....

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