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Clause 1 - Deputy Governors

Part of Financial Services Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:00 am on 21st February 2012.

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Photo of Mark Durkan Mark Durkan Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Treasury) 11:00 am, 21st February 2012

I agree that the indefinite article is appropriate where it appears, for the reasons stated by the Minister. The provision might have been improved, however, if the reference were to not only “a Governor” but “a Governor of the Bank.” The concerns expressed by the hon. Member for Nottingham East might not then have occurred to anyone. The appointment should definitively be a Governor of the Bank.