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Exchange Equalisation Account Act 1979

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1The Exchange Equalisation Account

(1)There shall continue to be an account called the Exchange Equalisation Account (in this Act referred to as " the Account").

(2)The Account shall continue to be under the control of the Treasury.

(3)The Account is to be used—

(a)for checking undue fluctuations in the exchange value of sterling;

(b)for securing the conservation or disposition in the national interest of the means of making payments abroad;

(c)for the purpose specified in section 1(3) of the International Monetary Fund Act 1979 (payment of charges under section 8 of Article V of the Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund); and

(d)for carrying out any of the functions of the Government of the United Kingdom under those of the said Articles of Agreement which relate to special drawing rights.

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