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The FCDO’s role in blocking foreign asset stripping in the UK

Inquiry

This inquiry will examine how the FCDO assesses whether a potentially hostile party is seeking to secure significant influence or control over a UK company and in what circumstances the FCDO should intervene.

The Committee will also focus on what safeguards are required in the forthcoming National Security and Investment Bill to ensure that the FCDO has a full role in the decision-making process in relation to interventions.

This inquiry is currently accepting evidence

The committee wants to hear your views. We welcome submissions from anyone with answers to the questions in the call for evidence. You can submit evidence until Monday 30 November 2020.

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Reports and government responses

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Oral evidence transcripts

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13 October 2020
Inquiry The FCDO’s role in blocking foreign asset stripping in the UK
Witnesses Matthew Rous (Chief Executive at China-Britain Business Council), and Ting Zhang (Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Crayfish.io)
Committees Foreign Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
13 October 2020
Inquiry The FCDO’s role in blocking foreign asset stripping in the UK
Witnesses Ciaran Martin (Professor of Practice in the Management of Public Organisations at Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford), and Professor Deeph Chana (Co-Director at Institute for Security Science and Technology, Imperial College London)
Committees Foreign Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
8 September 2020
Inquiry The FCDO’s role in blocking foreign asset stripping in the UK
Witnesses Chris Cummings (Chief Executive Officer at The Investment Association), and John Fingleton (Founder & Chief Executive at Fingleton)
Committees Foreign Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
Witnesses U.S. Department of the Treasury (U.S. Department of the Treasury)
Committees Foreign Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
Witnesses Dr Hermann Hauser
Committees Foreign Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
Written Evidence

Contact us

  • Email: fac@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 6106 (General Enquiries) | 020 7219 8878 (Media Enquiries)
  • Address: Foreign Affairs Committee | House of Commons | London | SW1A 0AA