Companies: USA

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform written question – answered on 15th May 2008.

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Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff Chair, Business and Enterprise Committee, Chair, Business and Enterprise Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what representations he has received from United Kingdom (a) businesses, (b) business organisations and (c) legal bodies on the extraterritorial application of US law to UK businesses and individuals.

Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Parliamentary Under-Secretary(Department for International Development) (Trade Policy) (also Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Trade and Consumer Affairs) (also Department for International Development), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

We are aware of the concerns of industry with regard to US extra-territorial legislation, which are raised by representatives of industry and their legal advisors on a regular basis.

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