Striking the balance: Protecting national security through foreign investment legislation Contents



1 Introduction

2 The challenge

3 Critique of the National Security and Investment Bill

Lack of transparency about the decision-making process.

Risk of politicisation.

Uncertainty created by the five-year ‘call-in’ period

Volume of notifications

4 Clarifying the meaning of national security in the context of foreign investment

Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix: Amendment to the National Security and Investment Bill

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 19 January 2021 Site information    Accessibility statement