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Written Answers — Treasury: Cryptocurrencies: Retail Trade (13 Feb 2024)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: The question of approving exchange traded products (ETPs) that reference specific cryptoassets is a matter for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as the independent regulator, working within its statutory objectives. The FCA currently considers these products to be ill-suited for retail consumers due to risk of harm arising from the nature of the underlying assets and markets. The...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued): Amendment 112 ( 7 Feb 2024)

Lord Roborough: ...to victims. Victims’ interests continue to be a priority issue for the UK. New powers introduced by Part 4 of the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act allow applications for stolen crypto assets or funds to be released to victims at any stage of civil forfeiture proceedings. Work is ongoing to implement these reforms in order to ameliorate the negative impacts of criminal...

Public Bill Committee: Criminal Justice Bill: Clause 20 - Suspension of internet protocol addresses and internet domain names (16 Jan 2024)

Carolyn Harris: Will this apply to illegal gambling sites and crypto casinos? Will the Gambling Commission have the authority to have these addresses pulled down?

Financial Advice and Guidance: Consumer Market ( 9 Jan 2024)

Harriett Baldwin: ...which I thought was probably the right page. I was then directed to the Financial Conduct Authority’s InvestSmart website. On the landing page of that website, the first article is called, “Crypto: The basics”. That is on the FCA’s website. The third article on the landing page is called, “Investing in crypto”. The website then said that, if I wanted advice, I needed to see a...

Written Answers — Treasury: Bank Services: Cryptoassets (21 Dec 2023)

Lord Goddard of Stockport: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that many UK crypto and digital asset businesses are unable to open a UK bank account.

Treasury: Topical Questions (19 Dec 2023)

Lisa Cameron: I, too, send my full sympathy. I also wish everyone across the House a merry Christmas. Industry has fully supported the Prime Minister’s vision of the UK becoming a cryptocurrency hub, but many licensed companies are still finding it difficult to open bank accounts here. So will the Chancellor meet the all-party group on crypto and digital assets to discuss what progress can be made on...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Regulation (13 Dec 2023)

Paul Blomfield: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans her Department has to (a) investigate and (b) regulate (i) crypto-casinos and (ii) other new and emerging forms of gambling.

Written Answers — Treasury: Bank Services: Digital Assets (30 Nov 2023)

Alun Cairns: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of issuing guidance to banks on providing access to bank accounts for (a) crypto and (b) digital asset businesses in the UK.

Written Answers — Home Office: Nuisance Calls (23 Oct 2023)

Thomas Tugendhat: ...ban cold calls on all financial products, in addition to a previous ban on cold calls for pensions. This will mean that anyone who receives an unsolicited call trying to sell them a product such as crypto currency or insurance, will know it’s a scam. We also support National Trading Standards in the roll out of call blocking devices to vulnerable people. Ofcom have already strengthened...

Written Answers — Treasury: Cryptocurrencies (16 Oct 2023)

Andrew Griffith: In April 2022, the government set out ambitious plans for the UK to harness the benefits of crypto technologies. It is taking forward a number of measures to both foster innovation and implement a regulatory framework that encourages responsible participation in cryptoasset markets. HM Treasury recently finished consulting on wide-ranging proposals for cryptoasset regulation, aimed at...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Cryptography: Procurement (13 Sep 2023)

James Cartlidge: The Falcon End Crypto Unit obsolescence issue was due to be resolved by developing a new software build for the existing hardware and was placed on contract in September 2020. Due to increased Threat Assessment analysis from the National Cyber Security Centre, it was determined that these plans were no longer suitable for military operations. An alternative, more cost effective, solution to...

Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons: Motion E1 (as an amendment to Motion E) (11 Sep 2023)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: ...these cases, which are, by their very nature, exceptionally complex. We worked with law enforcement in putting together the Bill, and the content included many of its key requests such as powers on crypto assets, changes to corporate criminal liability, more accurate Companies House data and greater pre-investigation powers for the SFO. All those agencies will have significantly more tools...

National Crime Agency: Fraud and Economic Crime - Question (11 Sep 2023)

Lord Hogan-Howe: ...are about to make. The problem with local forces investigating is that violence always trumps theft, so resources are devoted more to violence. At the moment, the complex nature of the crime—crypto, cross-jurisdictional, online—is complicated further by a 43-force response, regional units, NCA, SFO; I could go on. Surely the time has come to have one force dedicated to prevention,...

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

Apsana Begum: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to give the Financial Conduct Authority further powers to regulate crypto-related companies.

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

Baroness Penn: The government has implemented various measures to combat terrorist financing, disrupt funding of terrorist groups, and address the illicit crypto use and emerging fintech. This includes extending the UK’s Money Laundering Regulations (MLRs) to the cryptoasset sector in January 2020. The UK assesses cryptoasset Money Laundering and Terrorist Finance (ML/TF) risks case-by-case, allowing...

Illicit Finance: War in Ukraine (13 Jul 2023)

Anne-Marie Trevelyan: ...billion. Our own sanctions package is the largest and most severe we have ever imposed on a major economy, and it is undermining Russia’s war effort. Following her question about the cocktail of crypto- currencies, I can confirm to the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green that we are actively monitoring the use of cryptoassets to detect potential instances of sanctions evasion. The use...

Business of the House (13 Jul 2023)

Lisa Cameron: May we have a debate on digital innovation and jobs of the future? The Children’s Parliament members whom I met as chair of the crypto and digital assets all-party parliamentary group described themselves to us as the “digital generation”. They knew far more than many of the Members present, and said: “It is vital that digital skills, coding and AI development are available as...

Gross Domestic Product: Wales and the UK - Question ( 6 Jul 2023)

Lord Browne of Ladyton: ...and Northern Ireland, assessed it at £219 billion. Are those fraudulent transactions, the muling of that money and the transfer of it from shell company to shell company, and the export of it in crypto assets, counted as economic activity and therefore aggregated into GDP? When the money comes back into the country to buy houses and land, works of art and other things, is it counted as...

Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill - Third Reading: Amendment 1 ( 4 Jul 2023)

Lord Johnson of Lainston: ...the 1850s; the first national legislation from any Government to take action against SLAPPs; and the legislative underpinning to tackle the new threats facing us in 21st century through action on crypto assets and improved data-sharing. Economic crime affects every single one of us in different ways and at different scales. This Government are determined to tackle economic crime and drive...

Fighting Fraud (Fraud Act 2006 and Digital Fraud Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (30 Jun 2023)

Viscount Waverley: ...of to include strengthening tactical issues to lead to better strategic oversight and direction from the FCA. Government should urgently bring forward measures to enable the FCA to regulate crypto assets and enlarge current rules, relaying the results of examination of blockchain, under regulation, to private companies, which have fewer priorities and extensive resources. An urgent review...


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