To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have ever formally reviewed the case for the UK establishing its own requirements for liquidity standards for Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities at higher levels than specified by EU Directives; or whether the UK is currently bound by EU rules and cannot introduce higher standards.
This is a matter for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which is operationally independent from Government. The question has been passed on to the FCA. The FCA will reply directly to Lord Myners by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.