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Companies Act 1989

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201Directions to secure compliance with international obligations

In the Financial Services Act 1986, for section 192 (international obligations) substitute—

192International obligations

(1)If it appears to the Secretary of State—

(a)that any action proposed to be taken by an authority or body to which this section applies would be incompatible with Community obligations or any other international obligations of the United Kingdom, or

(b)that any action which that authority or body has power to take is required for the purpose of implementing any such obligation,

he may direct the authority or body not to take or, as the case may be, to take the action in question.

(2)The authorities and bodies to which this section applies are the following—

(a)a recognised self-regulating organisation,

(b)a recognised investment exchange (other than an overseas investment exchange),

(c)a recognised clearing house (other than an overseas clearing house),

(d)a designated agency,

(e)a transferee body,

(f)a competent authority.

(3)This section also applies to an approved exchange within the meaning of Part V of this Act in respect of any action which it proposes to take or has power to take in respect of rules applying to a prospectus by virtue of a direction under section 162(3) above.

(4)A direction under this section may include such supplementary or incidental requirements as the Secretary of State thinks necessary or expedient.

(5)Where the function of making or revoking a recognition order in respect of an authority or body to which this section applies is exercisable by a designated agency, any direction in respect of that authority or body shall be a direction requiring the agency to give the authority or body such a direction as is specified in the direction given by the Secretary of State.

(6)A direction under this section is enforceable, on the application of the person who gave it, by injunction or, in Scotland, by an order under section 45 of the Court of Session Act 1988..

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