Objections to application for a money lender's license

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Dear Hong Kong Police Force Operations Wing,

We seek the following information for the years 2016 - 2020 respectively:

1. The number of times the Commissioner of Police ("Commissioner") has served notice to object to an application for a money lender's license (including renewal applications) pursuant to the Money Lenders Ordinance (Cap. 163) ("MLO");

2. The number of times the Commissioner has objected to an application for a money lender's license (including renewal applications) before a licensing court pursuant to the MLO; and

3. The number of times the Commissioner's objection to an application for a money lender's license (including renewal applications) has been successful before a licensing court.

Yours faithfully,

Charlie

Hong Kong Police Force Operations Wing

Dear Charlie,

I refer to you Application for Access to Information dated 13 December
2020.

In accordance with section 9(4) of the Money Lenders Ordinance, Cap. 163,
Laws of Hong Kong, where the Commissioner of Police ("the Commissioner")
intends to object to any application for a licence, the Commissioner shall
serve notice on the applicant of his intention to object and of the
grounds of such objection.  

We wish to clarify if your Question 1 and 2 request for the same piece of
information, which is the objection number raised by the Commissioner to
an application for a money lender licence in accordance with section 9(4)
of the Money Lenders Ordinance between 2016 and 2020.

We shall reply once your clarification is available.  

Yours sincerely,

( KUNG Yee-lam )
for Commissioner of Police

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"Charlie Yeung" To: "FOI requests at Hong
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  2020/12/13 20:08 Cc:
Subject: Freedom of Information
request - Objections to
Reference: application for a money
lender's license

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Dear Hong Kong Police Force Operations Wing,

We seek the following information for the years 2016 - 2020 respectively:

1. The number of times the Commissioner of Police ("Commissioner") has
served notice to object to an application for a money lender's license
(including renewal applications) pursuant to the Money Lenders Ordinance
(Cap. 163) ("MLO");

2. The number of times the Commissioner has objected to an application for
a money lender's license (including renewal applications) before a
licensing court pursuant to the MLO; and

3. The number of times the Commissioner's objection to an application for
a money lender's license (including renewal applications) has been
successful before a licensing court.

Yours faithfully,

Charlie

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Hong Kong Police Force Operations Wing

Dear Charlie,
I refer to your Application for Access to Information dated 13 December
2020.

Between 2016 and 13 December 2020, the Commissioner of Police (“the
Commissioner”) raised objection to 47 applications for money lender
licence in accordance with section 9(4) and 11 of the Money Lenders
Ordinance, Cap. 163, Laws of Hong Kong.  Amongst them, two applications
were dismissed by the Licensing Court.  The breakdown by year is as
follows:

No. of applications dismissed
Year No. of objection raised by Licensing Court upon
by the Commissioner objection raised by the
Commissioner
2016 13 1
2017 10 1
2018 19 0
2019 3 0
2020
(as at 13 December 2 0
2020)

For enquiry, please contact the undersigned at 2860 6527.

Yours sincerely,

( HANG Wing-sum, Claudia )
for Commissioner of Police

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Reference: application for a money lender's
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Dear Hong Kong Police Force Operations Wing,

We seek the following information for the years 2016 - 2020 respectively:

1. The number of times the Commissioner of Police ("Commissioner") has
served notice to object to an application for a money lender's license
(including renewal applications) pursuant to the Money Lenders Ordinance
(Cap. 163) ("MLO");

2. The number of times the Commissioner has objected to an application for
a money lender's license (including renewal applications) before a
licensing court pursuant to the MLO; and

3. The number of times the Commissioner's objection to an application for
a money lender's license (including renewal applications) has been
successful before a licensing court.

Yours faithfully,

Charlie

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