Request For Data Regarding Regulation And Prosecution Of Money Lenders

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Dear Hong Kong Police Force Crime Wing,

I would like to obtain information regarding the following:

1.) The number of money lender licenses that were canceled or refused to renew in the following years:
2016
2017
2018
2019

2.) The number of money lenders who were convicted for contravention of the Money Lenders Ordinance or Money Lenders Regulations in the following years:
2016
2017
2018
2019

3.) The number of complaints against money lenders received by the Police Force in the following years:
2016
2017
2018
2019

4.) The number of staff and budget the Police Force dedicates to the regulation and licensing of money lenders in the following years:
2016
2017
2018
2019

Yours faithfully,

Taylor Amarel

香港警務處 刑事部

Dear Sir,  

I refer to your Application for Access to Information dated 2019-12-17.

We are still processing your application and reply you once it is ready.  

For enquiry, please contact officer of the Police Licensing Office at 2860
6523 during office hours.

Best regards,

(KUNG Yee-lam, Florence)
for Commissioner of Police
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香港警務處 刑事部

Dear Mr. Amarel,  

I refer to your request for access to information dated 2019-12-17.

For the number of money lender licences that were cancelled or refused to
renew, and number of money lenders who were convicted of contravention of
the Money Lenders Ordinance, you may contact other Government Departments
(e.g. Companies Registry and Security Bureau) for the relevant statistics.

For the number of complaints against money lenders, the Police does not
maintain the requested statistics.

For the number of staff and budget involved in the regulation and
licensing of money lenders, we regret to inform you that your request is
refused and the following sections of Part 2 of the Code on Access to
Information are relevant: -

2.6         (f)         Information the disclosure of which would harm or
prejudice the preservation of the peace, public safety or order, or the
preservation of property; and
2.9         (d)        Information which could only be made available by
unreasonable diversion of a department's resources.

Thank You for your enquiry.  

Yours sincerely,

( KUNG Yee-lam )
for Commissioner of Police
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