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National Security

Question for Home Office

UIN 71837, tabled on 9 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 1 November 2019 to Question 4350; what assessment she has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals on foreign agents' registration.

Answered on

14 July 2020

The risks posed to the UK from hostile state activity have both grown and diversified. We have to ensure that we have the necessary powers to meet current and evolving threats to the UK, both domestically and overseas.

The Home Office is continuing to review the legislation relating to hostile state activity to assess whether additional powers are required to clamp down on the activities of hostile states which threaten the UK.

As part of this, we are considering like-minded international partners’ legislation to see whether the UK would benefit from adopting a form of foreign agent registration.

This work remains ongoing and has not reached conclusions yet.

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