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Industry Act 1979

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8(1)The aggregate amount outstanding, otherwise than by way of interest, in respect of—

(a)the general external borrowing of the Board and their subsidiaries ;

(b)sums issued by the Treasury in fulfilment of guarantees under paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 below and not repaid to the Treasury;

(c)sums paid to the Board under paragraph 5(1) of that Schedule;

(d)loans guaranteed by the Board otherwise than under section 3 above;

shall not exceed the limit specified in subsection (2) below.

(2)The said limit shall be £3,000 million, but the Secretary of State may by order made with the consent of the Treasury raise the limit to not more than £4,500 million.

(3)Such an order shall not be made unless a draft of it has been approved by resolution of the House of Commons.

(4)In subsection (1) above " general external borrowing " means—

(a)in relation to the Board, sums borrowed by them other than—

(i)sums borrowed from a body corporate which is one of the Board's subsidiaries at the time of the loan ;

(ii)any sums mentioned in subsection (1)(b) above ; or

(iii)sums borrowed by the Board for the purpose of giving assistance under section 3 above; and

(b)in relation to a subsidiary of the Board, sums borrowed by it (whether or not it was such a subsidiary at the time any such sum was borrowed) other than sums borrowed from the Board or from another subsidiary ;

but does not include any debt assumed by the Board under paragraph 6(1) of Schedule 2 below. Scottish Development Agency Act 1975 (c. 69)

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