On 11 October 2010, the Central Bank published its quarterly Solvency II newsletter. The newsletter provides information on a number of items including QIS5, the internal model pre-application process, guidance on Article 4 of Solvency II (i.e. exclusion from the scope of Solvency II) and a summary of the industry survey on preparations for Solvency II conducted by the Central Bank earlier this year. A template Notification of Exclusion from Solvency II under Article 4 was also published by the Central Bank on 11 October. Additionally, on 18 October, the Central Bank published a QIS5 Questions and Answers document, addressing specific points in relation to QIS5, including concerning technical provisions, solvency capital requirement and own funds issues.