Treasury written question – answered on 14th November 2018.

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Photo of Lord Myners Lord Myners Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Financial Policy Committee of the Bank of England regarding the case for (1) stress testing the capacity for open ended credit funds to withstand a credit shock, and (2) a review of the options available in the event of a significant decline in market liquidity.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The Financial Policy Committee (FPC) is an independent body responsible for monitoring and taking action to remove systemic risks to the financial system. The Chancellor sets a remit for the Committee each year related to its objectives. On 29 October the Chancellor set out the latest remit in a letter to the Governor of the Bank of England. Alongside the Prudential Regulation Committee (PRC), the FPC introduced an annual stress test of the largest UK banks and building societies in 2014. The FPC will conduct a comprehensive resilience assessment as part of the 2018 stress test at its meeting on 28 November. The Government supports the use of stress tests as a tool to ensure the ongoing resilience of the financial system.

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