DEPP 7.1 Application and purpose

Application

DEPP 7.1.1G

1DEPP 7 applies when the FCA3:

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  1. (1)

    has appointed an investigator at the request of an overseas regulator, under section 169(1)(b) (Assistance to overseas regulators) or of an EEA regulator under section 131FA2 of the Act; and

  2. (2)

    has directed, or is considering directing, the investigator, under section 169(7) or section 131FA2 of the Act, to permit a representative of the overseas regulator or of the EEA regulator2 to attend, and take part in, any interview conducted for the purposes of the investigation.

DEPP 7.1.2G

In DEPP 7, a "requested2 interview" means any interview conducted for the purposes of an investigation under section 169(1)(b) or section 131FA2 of the Act in relation to which the FCA3 has given a direction under section 169(7) or section 131FA2 of the Act.

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Purpose

DEPP 7.1.3G

The purpose of DEPP 7 is to set out the FCA's3 statement of policy on the conduct of interviews to which a direction under section 169(7) or section 131FA2 has been given or the FCA3 is considering giving. The FCA3 is required to prepare and publish this statement of policy by section 169(9) and (11) and section 131FA2 of the Act. As required by section 169(10) and section 131FA2 of the Act, the Treasury has approved the statement of policy.

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DEPP 7.1.4G

The FCA3 is keen to promote co-operation with overseas regulators and EEA regulators2. It views provision of assistance to overseas regulators and EEA regulators2 as an essential part of discharging its general functions.

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