To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the beneficial owners of shares held in collective investments are fully aware when those shares have been lent for shorting purposes and have given their permission accordingly.
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to make it a condition of listing that administrators of collective investments declare their shorting positions, and have been fully authorised by the beneficial owners of those shares before lending those shares for shorting purposes.
This question has been passed on to the FCA. They will reply directly to the Noble Lord by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.