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Financial Services and Markets Act 2000

Section 15: Power to appoint person to hold an inquiry

50.Under subsection (1), the Treasury may appoint a person whom they consider appropriate to conduct an investigation and, under subsection (2), may give directions to that person concerning the scope of the inquiry, how it is to be conducted, when it is to be completed by, and the form of any report of the inquiry.  The power to direct the inquiry enables the Treasury to ensure that it focuses on the important questions, and that it is concluded in a manner and on a timescale that is appropriate in light of any public concern there might be.

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