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Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

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Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise

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4(1)The Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990 (c. 35) is amended as follows.

(2)In section 25 (finances of Scottish Enterprise)—

(a)after subsection (1) insert—

(1A)In any financial year the net aggregate amount of sums borrowed by Scottish Enterprise and its subsidiaries as general external borrowing shall not exceed the amount specified for that year for the purposes of this section in a Budget Act.

(1B)In subsection (1A) above—

  • “general external borrowing” means—

    (a)

    in relation to Scottish Enterprise, sums borrowed by it other than sums borrowed from a body corporate which is or was one of its subsidiaries at the time of the loan,

    (b)

    in relation to a subsidiary of Scottish Enterprise, sums borrowed by the subsidiary (whether or not a subsidiary of Scottish Enterprise at the time of the loan) other than sums borrowed from Scottish Enterprise, or another subsidiary of Scottish Enterprise,

  • “net aggregate amount” means the aggregate amount of sums borrowed in the financial year less any repayments made during that year (otherwise than by way of interest) in respect of sums borrowed in that or any other year.,

(b)subsections (2) to (4) are repealed.

(3)In section 26 (finances of Highlands and Islands Enterprise), after subsection (3) insert—

(3A)In any financial year the net amount of sums borrowed shall not exceed the amount specified for that year for the purposes of this section in a Budget Act.

(3B)In subsection (3A) above, “net amount” means the amount of sums borrowed in the financial year less any repayments made during that year (otherwise than by way of interest) in respect of sums borrowed in that or any other year.

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