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New Clause 9

Banking Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:45 am on 18th November 2008.

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“Financial assistance”

‘(1) In this Act “financial assistance” includes giving guarantees or indemnities and any other kind of financial assistance (actual or contingent).

(2) The Treasury may by order provide that a specified activity or transaction, or class of activity or transaction, is to be or not to be treated as financial assistance for a specified purpose of this Act; and subsection (1) is subject to this subsection.

(3) An order—

(a) shall be made by statutory instrument, and

(b) shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.’.—[Ian Pearson.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.