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Transport (Scotland) Act 1989

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10Guarantees

(1)The Secretary of State may, with the consent of the Treasury, guarantee, in such manner and on such conditions as he may think fit, the repayment of the principal of, the payment of interest on and the discharge of any other financial obligation in connection with any sum which any of the shipping companies or their subsidiaries borrow from a person other than the Secretary of State.

(2)Immediately after any guarantee is given under this section the Secretary of State shall lay a statement of the guarantee before each House of Parliament, and, where any sum is issued for fulfilling such a guarantee, the Secretary of State shall, as soon as possible after the end of each financial year beginning with that in which the sum is issued and ending with that in which all liability in respect of the principal of the sum and in respect of interest thereon is finally discharged, lay before each House of Parliament a statement relating to that sum.

(3)Any sums required by the Secretary of State for fulfilling any guarantee under this section shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament.

(4)If any sums are issued in fulfillment of any guarantee given under this section to a company, that company shall make to the Secretary of State, at such times and in such manner as he may, with the consent of the Treasury, from time to time direct, payments of such amounts as he may so direct in or towards repayment of the sums so issued, and payments of interest on what is outstanding for the time being in respect of sums so issued at such rate as the Secretary of State may so direct.

(5)Any sums received by the Secretary of State under subsection (4) above shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

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