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1012161
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star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves: Venezuela more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the benefits to the UK of holding gold reserves for the central bank of Venezuela, and (2) the value of gold held by the Bank of England for the central bank of Venezuela; and whether they have a role in intervening if a request is made to repatriate any such gold. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL11688 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury is unable to substantiate whether the Bank of England holds gold for the Central Bank of Venezuela as that is a matter for the Bank of England. HM Treasury has not made an assessment of the benefits to the UK of the Bank of England holding gold reserves for other central banks. Holding gold reserves on behalf of any foreign central bank is a matter for the Bank of England. The Bank of England does not share information on which central banks it holds gold reserves on behalf of or the value of that gold as this would contradict their customer confidentiality obligations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-12-05T16:54:39.383Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T16:54:39.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1012162
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the benefits to the UK of holding gold reserves for other central banks, and (2) the value of gold held by the Bank of England for other central banks. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL11689 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury is unable to substantiate whether the Bank of England holds gold for other central banks as that is a matter for the Bank of England. HM Treasury has not made an assessment of the benefits to the UK of the Bank of England holding gold reserves for other central banks. Holding gold reserves on behalf of any foreign central bank is a matter for the Bank of England. The Bank of England does not share information on which central banks it holds gold reserves on behalf of or the value of that gold as this would contradict their customer confidentiality obligations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-12-05T16:48:15.057Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T16:48:15.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1012163
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have a role in deciding for which foreign governments and central banks the Bank of England should hold gold reserves; and if so, for which foreign governments and central banks the Bank of England holds gold reserves, and in what quantities. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL11690 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury does not have a role in deciding whether the Bank of England holds gold for foreign governments and central banks. HM Treasury is unable to substantiate whether the Bank of England holds gold for particular foreign governments and central banks as that is a matter for the Bank of England. The Bank of England does not share information on which foreign governments and central banks it holds gold reserves on behalf of or the value of that gold as this would contradict their customer confidentiality obligations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-12-05T16:55:10.373Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T16:55:10.373Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1012545
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves: Venezuela more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider a moratorium on any repatriation of gold held by the Bank of England to the government or Central Bank of Venezuela until such time as they are satisfied that any repatriation meets the best interests of the people of that country. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL11737 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
star this property answer text <p>Holding gold reserves on behalf of any foreign central bank is a matter for the Bank of England. The Bank of England does not share information on which central banks it holds gold reserves on behalf of or the value of that gold as this would contradict their customer confidentiality obligations. Repatriation of any gold held at the Bank of England is ultimately a matter for the Bank of England. HM Treasury only has direct control over Government holdings of gold within its official reserves, which are held at the Bank of England.</p><p>The UK fully implements UN, EU and UK domestic sanctions law. The EU sanctions regime on Venezuela, introduced in November 2017, includes targeted asset freezes applied to a number of senior Government officials in the Maduro regime.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-12-06T17:43:17.017Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T17:43:17.017Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
870281
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-23more like thismore than 2018-03-23
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Barriers more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to protect the economy from the effects of any trade war, following the UK's withdrawal from the EU. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL6615 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a global advocate for free trade and continues to work with global partners and as part of multilateral discussions at the WTO to tackle protectionism and protectionist measures.</p><p> </p><p>When the UK leaves the EU, we will play a full part in promoting compliance with the rules-based trading system and, if necessary, make use of the WTO’s dispute resolution procedures in defence of our national interests.</p><p> </p><p>As part of preparations for the UK’s exit from the EU, we are also committed to creating a trade remedies framework which is able to react efficiently and effectively to tackle unfair trade where necessary.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-03-29T14:57:07.113Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-29T14:57:07.113Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
906033
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star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxation: Domicil more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to continue to adhere to the OECD residency criteria for tax purposes post-Brexit. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL7957 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-24more like thismore than 2018-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK will continue to adhere to the OECD’s tax standards after Brexit. These include the provisions relating to residence in the OECD model treaty that the UK uses as the basis for bilateral double taxation agreements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-05-24T14:08:56.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-24T14:08:56.953Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
909661
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-22more like thismore than 2018-05-22
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Financial Markets: Corruption more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of the UK’s financial markets for corrupt transactions by overseas investors; and what steps they are taking to combat such practices. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL8156 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-06more like thismore than 2018-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK’s openness and status as a global financial centre exposes it to the risk of illicit financial flows.</p><p> </p><p>The UK’s National Risk Assessment 2017 assessed that retail banking, wholesale banking, capital markets and wealth management are all exposed to high money laundering risks. This assessment can be viewed online.</p><p> </p><p>This government is committed to ensuring the UK’s financial system is hostile to illicit finance, and is taking action to protect the integrity of the UK financial system.</p><p> </p><p>This includes introducing the Criminal Finances Act 2017 to enhance law enforcement’s powers to investigate and tackle financial crime, and comprehensively updating the Money Laundering Regulations to bring them in line with the latest international standards.</p><p> </p><p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which supervises financial institutions conducts regular, detailed AML inspections of the major retail and investment banks operating in the UK. Where financial institutions fall short of their legal and regulatory obligations, the FCA has taken tough action.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-06-06T16:03:05.657Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-06T16:03:05.657Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
940115
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-12more like thismore than 2018-07-12
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what involvement the UK has with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL9530 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-25more like thismore than 2018-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK became a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in 2015, with a 3.18% shareholding, representing a capital contribution of $3.05 billion (of which 20% will be paid-in over five years, and 80% is callable).</p><p> </p><p>The Chancellor of the Exchequer represents the UK at the AIIB Board of Governors. The UK also holds one of the 12 seats on the AIIB Board of Directors, representing the Wider Europe Constituency (Denmark, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK).</p><p> </p><p>The UK is an active and committed shareholder of the Bank, in pursuit of the UK’s objectives of supporting economic growth in Asia, deepening economic ties globally, supporting the development of international financial institutions, and creating opportunities for British businesses.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-07-25T13:23:58.073Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-25T13:23:58.073Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
947642
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Financial Services more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to advance the UK’s position as an international financial centre. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL9898 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-08-02more like thismore than 2018-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The UK is home to the world’s preeminent financial centre and the government is committed to maintaining and enhancing this position. In addition to our natural advantages, such as a central time zone and the English language, we have strengths across all the major sectors – banking, asset management, and insurance – alongside a globally respected regulatory system, and world-class legal and professional services.</p><p> </p><p>As the Chancellor of the Exchequer set out in his Mansion House speech in June, the government has a long-term vision for the future of UK financial services, based on ensuring the continued innovation, resilience, and openness of the sector. This includes strengthening the UK’s already world-leading positions in the markets of the future, whether in Fintech, green and sustainable finance, or rupee and renminbi products.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-08-02T12:10:45.843Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-02T12:10:45.843Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they anticipate that current Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development rules relating to tax residency will be adhered to following Brexit. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL11215 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The UK will continue to adhere to the OECD’s tax standards after Brexit. These include the provisions relating to residence in the OECD model treaty.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-11-15T17:22:05.517Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:22:05.517Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this