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Commonwealth Development Corporation Act 1999

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15Limit on government assistance

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(1)The Secretary of State shall exercise his powers under or by virtue of this Act so as to ensure that the Crown’s assistance to the Corporation and its associated companies does not at any time exceed £1,500 million.

(2)For the purposes of subsection (1) the Crown’s assistance to the Corporation and its associated companies is the aggregate of—

(a)amounts outstanding in respect of the principal of loans under section 9(1A) of the Commonwealth Development Corporation Act 1978,

(b)amounts outstanding in respect of advances under section 10 of that Act,

(c)amounts outstanding in respect of the principal of loans under section 9 of this Act,

(d)liabilities extinguished under section 14, and

(e)sums paid by or on behalf of the Secretary of State in respect of the issue of securities under section 16 or the acquisition of securities or rights under section 17.

(3)For the purposes of this section equivalents in sterling shall be calculated as determined by the Secretary of State.

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