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56 Prohibition orders.U.K.

[F1(1)The FCA may make a prohibition order if it appears to it that an individual is not a fit and proper person to perform functions in relation to a regulated activity carried on by—

(a)an authorised person,

(b)a person who is an exempt person in relation to that activity, or

(c)a person to whom, as a result of Part 20, the general prohibition does not apply in relation to that activity.

(1A)The PRA may make a prohibition order if it appears to it that an individual is not a fit and proper person to perform functions in relation to a regulated activity carried on by—

(a)a PRA-authorised person, or

(b)a person who is an exempt person in relation to a PRA-regulated activity carried on by the person.]

(2)[F2A “prohibition order” is an order] prohibiting the individual from performing a specified function, any function falling within a specified description or any function.

(3)A prohibition order may relate to—

(a)a specified regulated activity, any regulated activity falling within a specified description or all regulated activities;

[F3(b)all persons falling within subsection (3A) or a particular paragraph of that subsection or all persons within a specified class of person falling within a particular paragraph of that subsection.]

[F4(3A)A person falls within this subsection if the person is—

(a)an authorised person,

(b)an exempt person, or

(c)a person to whom, as a result of Part 20, the general prohibition does not apply in relation to a regulated activity.]

(4)An individual who performs or agrees to perform a function in breach of a prohibition order is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

(5)In proceedings for an offence under subsection (4) it is a defence for the accused to show that he took all reasonable precautions and exercised all due diligence to avoid committing the offence.

(6)[F5A person falling within subsection (3A)] must take reasonable care to ensure that no function of his, in relation to the carrying on of a regulated activity, is performed by a person who is prohibited from performing that function by a prohibition order.

(7)[F6The regulator that has made a prohibition order] may, on the application of the individual named in [F7the order], vary or revoke it.

[F8(7A)If—

(a)the FCA proposes to vary or revoke a prohibition order, and

(b)as a result of the proposed variation or revocation, an individual—

(i)will no longer be prohibited from performing a function of interest to the PRA, or

(ii)will be prohibited from performing such a function,

the FCA must consult the PRA before varying or revoking the order.

(7B)A function is of interest to the PRA if it is performed in relation to a regulated activity carried on by—

(a)a PRA-authorised person, or

(b)a person who is an exempt person in relation to a PRA-regulated activity carried on by the person.

(7C)The PRA must consult the FCA before varying or revoking a prohibition order.]

F9(8). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(9)Specified” means specified in the prohibition order.

Textual Amendments

F1S. 56(1)(1A) substituted for s. 56(1) (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 13(2), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F2Words in s. 56(2) substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 13(3), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F3S. 56(3)(b) substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 13(4), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F5Words in s. 56(6) substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 13(6), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F6Words in s. 56(7) substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 13(7)(a), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F7Words in s. 56(7) substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 13(7)(b), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F8S. 56(7A)-(7C) inserted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 13(8), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F9S. 56(8) omitted (1.4.2013) by virtue of Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 13(9), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 56 amended (temp. from 3.9.2001 to 1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2659, arts. 1(2), 3(3); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

S. 56 modified (temp. from 31.10.2001) by S.I. 2001/3374, arts. 1, 11

S. 56 extended (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2636, arts. 1(2)(b), 79(1); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

C4S. 56(7) extended (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3592, arts. 1(2), 55(5) (with art. 23(2))

C5S. 56(8) amended (temp. from 3.9.2001 to 1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2659, arts. 1(2), 3(4); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

Commencement Information

I1S. 56 wholly in force at 1.12.2001; s. 56 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 431(2); s. 56 in force for specified purposes at 3.9.2001 by S.I. 2001/2632, art. 2(2), Sch. Pt. 2; s. 56 in force in so far as not already in force at 1.12.2001 by S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

57 Prohibition orders: procedure and right to refer to Tribunal.U.K.

(1)If [F10a regulator] proposes to make a prohibition order it must give the individual concerned a warning notice.

(2)The warning notice must set out the terms of the prohibition.

(3)If [F11a regulator] decides to make a prohibition order it must give the individual concerned a decision notice.

(4)The decision notice must—

(a)name the individual to whom the prohibition order applies;

(b)set out the terms of the order; and

(c)be given to the individual named in the order.

(5)A person against whom a decision to make a prohibition order is made may refer the matter to the Tribunal.

[F12(6)If—

(a)the FCA proposes to make a prohibition order, and

(b)as a result of the proposed order, an individual will be prohibited from performing a function of interest to the PRA,

the FCA must consult the PRA before giving a warning notice under this section.

(7)A function is of interest to the PRA if it is performed in relation to a regulated activity carried on by—

(a)a PRA-authorised person, or

(b)a person who is an exempt person in relation to a PRA-regulated activity carried on by the person.

(8)The PRA must consult the FCA before giving a warning notice under this section.]

Textual Amendments

F10Words in s. 57(1) substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 13(11), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F11Words in s. 57(3) substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 13(11), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C6S. 57 excluded (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3592, arts. 1(2), 110(3) (with art. 23(2))

C9S. 57(1) extended (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3592, arts. 1(2), 55(1) (with art. 23(2))

Commencement Information

I2S. 57 wholly in force at 1.12.2001; s. 57 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 431(2); s. 57 in force for specified purposes at 3.9.2001 by S.I. 2001/2632, art. 2(2), Sch. Pt. 2; s. 57 in force in so far as not already in force at 1.12.2001 by S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

58 Applications relating to prohibitions: procedure and right to refer to Tribunal.U.K.

(1)This section applies to an application for the variation or revocation of a prohibition order.

(2)If the [F13appropriate regulator] decides to grant the application, it must give the applicant written notice of its decision.

(3)If the [F13appropriate regulator] proposes to refuse the application, it must give the applicant a warning notice.

(4)If the [F13appropriate regulator] decides to refuse the application, it must give the applicant a decision notice.

(5)If the [F13appropriate regulator] gives the applicant a decision notice, he may refer the matter to the Tribunal.

[F14(6)The appropriate regulator” means the regulator to which the application is made.]

Textual Amendments

F13Words in s. 58(2)-(5) substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 5 para. 2(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C10S. 58 excluded (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3592, arts. 1(2), 110(3) (with art. 23(2))

Commencement Information

I3S. 58 wholly in force at 1.12.2001; s. 58 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 431(2); s. 58 in force for specified purposes at 3.9.2001 by S.I. 2001/2632, art. 2(2), Sch. Pt. 2; s. 58 in force in so far as not already in force at 1.12.2001 by S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

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