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Foreign Investment in UK: National Security

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 164464, tabled on 8 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment has he made of the ability of the Investment Screening Unit to manage an increase in screening referrals from universities due to an expansion in asset transaction screening as a result of the National Security and Investment Bill.

Answered on

16 March 2021

The Investment Screening Unit (ISU) will have the necessary resources to deliver the National Security and Investment regime and will draw on expertise and skills held across government and security services.