The UK Treasury Department has published a summary of the responses to its joint consultation with the FSA on the implementation of the Acquisitions Directive (2007/44/EC). The Acquisitions Directive concerns procedural rules and evaluation criteria for the prudential assessments of acquisitions and increases in holdings in the financial sector and must be implemented into national law by 21 March 2009. It is a maximum harmonisation directive which means that Member States cannot impose further measures than are contained in the Directive. Implementation of this Directive in Ireland has not yet occurred.