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USA: Foreign Companies

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 28 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations her Department has made to the US Embassy on the proposed implementation of extra-territorial legislation in the territory of the UK by the Hilton Group and other US companies. (129503)

I welcome the news in Hilton Hotel Group’s recent press release that it will not discriminate against customers and potential customers on the grounds of their nationality. The UK Government opposes all assertions of extraterritorial jurisdiction of other states on UK companies.

The European Commission has competence within the European Community for dealing with extraterritorial measures taken by third countries against EU member states. The Commission is considering how best to take these issues forward.