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Chapter IU.K. Exemption

GeneralU.K.

285 Exemption for recognised investment exchanges and clearing houses.U.K.

(1)In this Act—

(a)recognised investment exchange” means an investment exchange in relation to which a recognition order is in force; [F1F1...

(b)“recognised clearing house” means—

(i)a central counterparty in relation to which a recognition order is in force (in this Part referred to as a “recognised central counterparty”), or

(ii)a clearing house which provides clearing services in the United Kingdom without doing so as a central counterparty, and in relation to which a recognition order is in force;

(c)EEA central counterparty” means a person established in an EEA State other than the United Kingdom who has been authorised by the competent authority of that State as a central counterparty pursuant to Article 17 of the EMIR regulation; and

(d)“third country central counterparty” means a person established in a State which is not an EEA State who has been recognised by ESMA as a central counterparty pursuant to Article 25 of the EMIR regulation.]

(2)A recognised investment exchange is exempt from the general prohibition as respects any regulated activity—

(a)which is carried on as a part of the exchange’s business as an investment exchange; or

[F2(b)which is carried on for the purposes of, or in connection with, the provision by the exchange of services designed to facilitate the provision of clearing services by another person.]

(3)[F3A recognised clearing house which is not a recognised central counterparty] is exempt from the general prohibition as respects any regulated [F4activity—

(a)which is carried on for the purposes of, or in connection with, the provision of clearing services by the clearing house, or

(b)which is carried on for the purposes of, or in connection with, the provision by the clearing house of services designed to facilitate the provision of clearing services by another person.]

[F5(3A)A recognised central counterparty is exempt from the general prohibition as respects any regulated activity which is carried on for the purposes of, or in connection with, the services or activities specified in its recognition order.

(3B)An EEA central counterparty is exempt from the general prohibition as respects any regulated activity which is carried on for the purposes of, or in connection with, the services or activities specified in its authorisation granted pursuant to Article 17 of the EMIR regulation.

(3C)A third country central counterparty is exempt from the general prohibition as respects any regulated activity which is carried on for the purposes of, or in connection with, the services or activities specified in its recognition by ESMA pursuant to Article 25 of the EMIR regulation.]

[F6(4)The Treasury may by order amend paragraph (b) of subsection (2) or (3).]

[F7285APowers exercisable in relation to recognised investment exchanges and clearing housesU.K.

(1)For the purposes of this Part, the FCA is “the appropriate regulator” in relation to recognised investment exchanges.

(2)For the purposes of this Part, the Bank of England is “the appropriate regulator” in relation to recognised clearing houses.

(3)In Schedule 17A—

(a)Part 1 makes provision for a memorandum of understanding between the appropriate regulators and the PRA with respect to the exercise of their functions in relation to recognised investment exchanges and clearing houses;

(b)Part 2 applies certain provisions of this Act in relation to the Bank of England in consequence of the conferring of functions on the Bank under this Part of this Act;

(c)Part 3 makes provision relating to the winding up, administration or insolvency of [F8recognised clearing houses]; and

(d)Part 4 makes provision about fees.]

Textual Amendments

F7S. 285A inserted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 29(1), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b), Sch. Pt. 2; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

286 Qualification for recognition.U.K.

(1)The Treasury may make regulations setting out the requirements—

(a)which must be satisfied by an investment exchange or clearing house if it is to qualify as a body in respect of which [F9the appropriate regulator] may make a recognition order under this Part; and

(b)which, if a recognition order is made, it must continue to satisfy if it is to remain a recognised body.

(2)But if regulations contain provision as to the default rules of an investment exchange or clearing house, or as to proceedings taken under such rules by such a body, they require the approval of the Secretary of State.

(3)Default rules” means rules of an investment exchange or clearing house which provide for the taking of action in the event of a person’s appearing to be unable, or likely to become unable, to meet his obligations in respect of one or more market contracts connected with the exchange or clearing house.

(4)Market contract” means—

(a)a contract to which Part VII of the M1Companies Act 1989 applies as a result of section 155 of that Act or a contract to which Part V of the M2Companies (No. 2)(Northern Ireland) Order 1990 applies as a result of Article 80 of that Order; and

(b)such other kind of contract as may be prescribed.

[F10(4A)If regulations under subsection (1) require an investment exchange to make information available to the public in accordance with—

(a)Article 29.1 of the markets in financial instruments directive and the Commission Regulation, or

(b)Article 44.1 of that directive and that Regulation,

the regulations may authorise [F11the FCA] to waive the requirement in the circumstances specified in the relevant provisions.

(4B)The “relevant provisions” for the purposes of subsection (4A) are—

(a)in a case falling within paragraph (a) of that subsection, Article 29.2 of the markets in financial instruments directive and the Commission Regulation, and

(b)in a case falling within paragraph (b) of that subsection, Article 44.2 of that directive and that Regulation.

(4C)If regulations under subsection (1) require an investment exchange to make information available to the public in accordance with—

(a)Article 30.1 of the markets in financial instruments directive and the Commission Regulation, or

(b)Article 45.1 of that directive and that Regulation,

the regulations may authorise [F12the FCA] to defer the requirement in the circumstances specified, and subject to the requirements contained, in the relevant provisions.

(4D)The “relevant provisions” for the purposes of subsection (4C) are—

(a)in a case falling within paragraph (a) of that subsection, Article 30.2 of the markets in financial instruments directive and the Commission Regulation, and

(b)in a case falling within paragraph (b) of that subsection, Article 45.2 of that directive and that Regulation.

(4E)”The Commission Regulation” means Commission Regulation 1287/2006 of 10 August 2006.]

[F13(4F)Regulations under subsection (1) may confer power on the appropriate regulator to make rules for the purposes of the regulations or of any specified provision made by the regulations.]

(5)Requirements resulting from this section are referred to in this Part as “recognition requirements”.

[F14(6)In the case of an investment exchange, requirements resulting from this section are in addition to requirements which must be satisfied by the exchange as a result of section 290(1A) before [F15the FCA] may make a recognition order declaring the exchange to be a recognised investment exchange.]

Textual Amendments

F9Words in s. 286(1)(a) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 2(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F11Words in s. 286(4A) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 2(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F12Words in s. 286(4C) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 2(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F13S. 286(4F) inserted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 30, 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b), Sch. Pt. 2; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F15Words in s. 286(6) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 2(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

Marginal Citations

Applications for recognitionU.K.

287 Application by an investment exchange.U.K.

(1)Any body corporate or unincorporated association may apply to [F16the FCA] for an order declaring it to be a recognised investment exchange for the purposes of this Act.

(2)The application must be made in such manner as [F17the FCA] may direct and must be accompanied by—

(a)a copy of the applicant’s rules;

(b)a copy of any guidance issued by the applicant;

(c)the required particulars; and

(d)such other information as [F17the FCA] may reasonably require for the purpose of determining the application.

(3)The required particulars are—

(a)particulars of any arrangements which the applicant has made, or proposes to make, for the provision [F18by another person] of clearing services in respect of transactions effected on the exchange;

(b)if the applicant proposes to provide [F19services falling within section 285(2)(b)] in respect of transactions other than those effected on the exchange, particulars of the criteria which the applicant will apply when determining to whom it will provide those services [F20;

(c)a programme of operations which includes the types of business the applicant proposes to undertake and the applicant's proposed organisational structure;

(d)such particulars of the persons who effectively direct the business and operations of the exchange as [F21the FCA] may reasonably require;

(e)such particulars of the ownership of the exchange, and in particular of the identity and scale of interests of the persons who are in a position to exercise significant influence over the management of the exchange, whether directly or indirectly, as [F22the FCA] may reasonably require.]

[F23(4)Subsection (3)(c) to (e) does not apply to an application by an overseas applicant.]

Textual Amendments

F16Words in s. 287(1) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 3(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F17Words in s. 287(2) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 3(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F18Words in s. 287(3)(a) inserted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 3(3)(a) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F19Words in s. 287(3)(b) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 3(3)(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F21Words in s. 287(3)(d) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 3(3)(c) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F22Words in s. 287(3)(e) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 3(3)(c) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

Commencement Information

I1S. 287 wholly in force at 3.9.2001; s. 287 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 431(2); s. 287(2) in force for specified purposes at 18.6.2001 by S.I. 2001/1820, art. 2, Sch.; s. 287 in so far as not already in force at 3.9.2001 by S.I. 2001/2632, art. 2, Sch. Pt. 2

288 Application by a clearing house.U.K.

[F24(1)A body corporate or unincorporated association which is established in the United Kingdom may, where it intends to provide clearing services as a central counterparty, apply to the Bank of England in accordance with Article 17 of the EMIR regulation for an order granting authorisation for the purposes of that Article and declaring it to be a recognised central counterparty for the purposes of this Act.

(1A)A body corporate or unincorporated association may, where it intends to provide clearing services in the United Kingdom without doing so as a central counterparty, apply to the Bank of England for an order declaring it to be for the purposes of this Act a recognised clearing house which is not a recognised central counterparty.]

(2)[F25An application under subsection (1A)] must be made in such manner as [F26the Bank of England] may direct and must be accompanied by—

(a)a copy of the applicant’s rules;

(b)a copy of any guidance issued by the applicant;

(c)the required particulars; and

(d)such other information as [F27the Bank] may reasonably require for the purpose of determining the application.

(3)The required particulars are—

(a)if the applicant makes, or proposes to make, clearing arrangements with a recognised investment exchange, particulars of those arrangements;

(b)if the applicant proposes to provide clearing services [F28or services falling within section 285(3)(b)] for persons other than recognised investment exchanges, particulars of the criteria which it will apply when determining to whom it will provide those services.

Textual Amendments

F26Words in s. 288(2) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 4(3)(a) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F27Words in s. 288(2)(d) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 4(3)(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F28Words in s. 288(3)(b) inserted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 4(4) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

Commencement Information

I2S. 288 wholly in force at 3.9.2001; s. 288 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 431(2); s. 288(2) in force for specified purposes at 18.6.2001 by S.I. 2001/1820, art. 2, Sch.; s. 288 in force in so far as not already in force at 3.9.2001 by S.I. 2001/2632, art. 2 Sch. Pt. 2

289 Applications: supplementary.U.K.

(1)At any time after receiving an application and before determining it, [F29the appropriate regulator] may require the applicant to provide such further information as it reasonably considers necessary to enable it to determine the application.

(2)Information which [F30the appropriate regulator] requires in connection with an application must be provided in such form, or verified in such manner, as [F30the appropriate regulator] may direct.

(3)Different directions may be given, or requirements imposed, by [F31the appropriate regulator] with respect to different applications.

[F32(4)In relation to an application under section 288(1), this section does not apply to information which can be required under Article 17 of the EMIR regulation.]

Textual Amendments

F29Words in s. 289(1) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 5 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F30Words in s. 289(2) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 5 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F31Words in s. 289(3) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 5 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

290 Recognition orders.U.K.

[F33(1)If it appears to the appropriate regulator that the applicant satisfies the recognition requirements applicable in its case, the regulator may—

(a)where the application is made under section 287, make a recognition order declaring the applicant to be a recognised investment exchange;

(b)where the application is made under section 288(1) and Article 17 of the EMIR regulation allows authorisation to be granted, make a recognition order (“a central counterparty recognition order”) granting authorisation for the purposes of that Article and declaring the applicant to be a recognised central counterparty; or

(c)where the application is made under section 288(1A), make a recognition order declaring the applicant to be a recognised clearing house which is not a recognised central counterparty.]

[F34(1A)In the case of an application for an order declaring the applicant to be a recognised investment exchange, the reference in subsection (1) to the recognition requirements applicable in its case includes a reference to requirements contained in any directly applicable Community regulation made under the markets in financial instruments directive.

(1B)In the case mentioned in subsection (1A), the application must be determined by [F35the FCA] before the end of the period of six months beginning with the date on which it receives the completed application.

(1C)Subsection (1B) does not apply in the case of an application by an overseas applicant.]

[F36(1D)A central counterparty recognition order must specify the services or activities linked to clearing which the applicant may provide or perform and the classes of financial instruments covered by the order.]

F37(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3)In considering an application [F38made under section 287 or 288(1A)], [F39the appropriate regulator] may have regard to any information which it considers is relevant to the application.

(4)A recognition order must specify a date on which it is to take effect.

(5)Section 298 has effect in relation to a decision to refuse to make a recognition order [F40in respect of an investment exchange or a clearing house which is not a central counterparty]

(a)as it has effect in relation to a decision to revoke such an order; and

(b)as if references to a recognised body were references to the applicant.

F41(6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F42(7)Where—

(a)a body corporate or unincorporated association has made an application under section 288(1), and

(b)the Bank of England has determined that application in accordance with Article 17 of the EMIR regulation,

any previous recognition order under section 290(1)(c) or 292(2)(b) shall cease to be valid.]

Textual Amendments

F35Words in s. 290(1B) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 6(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F37S. 290(2) omitted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 6(4) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F39Words in s. 290(3) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 6(5) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F41S. 290(6) omitted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 6(6) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

Commencement Information

I3S. 290 wholly in force at 1.12.2001; s. 290 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 431(2); s. 290 in force for specified purposes at 3.9.2001 by S.I. 2001/2632, art. 2(2), Sch. Pt. 2; s. 290 in force in so far as not already in force at 1.12.2001 by S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

[F43290ZA.Variation of central counterparty recognition orderU.K.

(1)On an application made to it in accordance with Article 15 of the EMIR regulation, the Bank of England may in accordance with Article 17 of that regulation vary a central counterparty recognition order by specifying an additional service or activity or class of financial instruments.

(2)Where Article 20(5) of the EMIR regulation applies, the Bank of England may vary a central counterparty recognition order by removing a service or activity or class of financial instruments from those specified in the order.

(3)The Bank of England may at any time vary a central counterparty recognition order for the purpose of correcting an error in, or omission from, the order.]

[F44290ARefusal of recognition on ground of excessive regulatory provisionU.K.

(1)[F45The appropriate regulator must] not make a recognition order if it appears to [F46it that] an existing or proposed regulatory provision of the applicant in connection with—

(a)the applicant's business as an investment exchange, F47...

(b)the provision by the applicant of clearing services, [F48or

(c)the provision by the applicant of services falling within section 285(2)(b) or (3)(b),]

imposes or will impose an excessive requirement on the persons affected (directly or indirectly) by it.

(2)The reference in section 290(1) (making of recognition order) to satisfying the applicable recognition requirements shall be read accordingly.

(3)Expressions used in subsection (1) above that are defined for the purposes of section 300A (power of [F49appropriate regulator] to disallow excessive regulatory provision) have the same meaning as in that section.

(4)The provisions of section 300A(3) and (4) (determination whether regulatory provision excessive) apply for the purposes of this section as for the purposes of section 300A.

(5)Section 298 has effect in relation to a decision under this section to refuse a recognition order—

(a)as it has effect in relation to a decision to revoke such an order, and

(b)as if references to a recognised body were references to the applicant.

[F50(6)This section does not apply to an application for recognition as an overseas investment exchange, an overseas clearing house or a recognised central counterparty.]]

Textual Amendments

F45Words in s. 290A(1) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 7(2)(a) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F46Words in s. 290A(1) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 7(2)(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F47Word in s. 290A(1)(a) omitted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 7(2)(c) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F48S. 290A(1)(c) and word inserted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 7(2)(d) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F49Words in s. 290A(3) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 7(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

291 Liability in relation to recognised body’s regulatory functions.U.K.

(1)A recognised body and its officers and staff are not to be liable in damages for anything done or omitted in the discharge of the recognised body’s regulatory functions unless it is shown that the act or omission was in bad faith.

(2)But subsection (1) does not prevent an award of damages made in respect of an act or omission on the ground that the act or omission was unlawful as a result of section 6(1) of the M3Human Rights Act 1998.

(3)Regulatory functions” means the functions of the recognised body so far as relating to, or to matters arising out of, the obligations to which the body is subject under or by virtue of this Act.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 291 modified (22.2.2008) by The Northern Rock plc Transfer Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/432), art. 20

C2S. 291 modified (29.9.2008 at 8.00 a.m.) by The Bradford & Bingley plc Transfer of Securities and Property etc. Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/2546), art. 39

Marginal Citations

292 Overseas investment exchanges and overseas clearing houses.U.K.

(1)An application under section 287 or [F51288(1A)] by an overseas applicant must contain the address of a place in the United Kingdom for the service on the applicant of notices or other documents required or authorised to be served on it under this Act.

(2)If it appears to [F52the appropriate regulator] that an overseas applicant satisfies the requirements of subsection (3) it may make a recognition order declaring the applicant to be—

(a)a recognised investment exchange;

(b)a recognised clearing house [F53which is not a central counterparty].

(3)The requirements are that—

(a)investors are afforded protection equivalent to that which they would be afforded if the body concerned were required to comply with recognition requirements [F54, other than any such requirements which are expressed in regulations under section 286 not to apply for the purposes of this paragraph];

(b)there are adequate procedures for dealing with a person who is unable, or likely to become unable, to meet his obligations in respect of one or more market contracts connected with the investment exchange or clearing house;

(c)the applicant is able and willing to co-operate with [F55the appropriate regulator] by the sharing of information and in other ways;

(d)adequate arrangements exist for co-operation between [F56the appropriate regulator] and those responsible for the supervision of the applicant in the country or territory in which the applicant’s head office is situated.

(4)In considering whether it is satisfied as to the requirements mentioned in subsection (3)(a) and (b), [F57the appropriate regulator] is to have regard to—

(a)the relevant law and practice of the country or territory in which the applicant’s head office is situated;

(b)the rules and practices of the applicant.

(5)In relation to an overseas applicant and a body or association declared to be a recognised investment exchange or recognised clearing house by a recognition order made by virtue of subsection (2)—

(a)the reference in section 313(2) to recognition requirements is to be read as a reference to matters corresponding to the matters in respect of which provision is made in the recognition requirements;

(b)sections 296(1) and 297(2) have effect as if the requirements mentioned in section 296(1)(a) and section 297(2)(a) were those of subsection (3)(a), (b), and (c) of this section;

(c)section 297(2) has effect as if the grounds on which a recognition order may be revoked under that provision included the ground that in the opinion of [F58the appropriate regulator] arrangements of the kind mentioned in subsection (3)(d) no longer exist.

[F59(6)Where a recognised clearing house is authorised as an EEA central counterparty or recognised as a third country central counterparty, any previous recognition order under section 290(1)(c) or 292(2)(b) shall cease to be valid.]

Textual Amendments

F52Words in s. 292(2) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 8 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F55Words in s. 292(3)(c) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 8 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F56Words in s. 292(3)(d) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 8 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F57Words in s. 292(4) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 8 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F58Words in s. 292(5)(c) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 8 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

Commencement Information

I4S. 292 wholly in force at 1.12.2001; s. 292 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 431(2); s. 292(1) in force and s. 292(2)-(5) in force specified purposes at 3.9.2001 by S.I. 2001/2632, art. 2(2), Sch. Pt. 2; s. 292 in force in so far as not already in force at 1.12.2001 by S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

[F60Publication of information by recognised investment exchangeU.K.

Textual Amendments

F60S. 292A and cross-heading inserted (1.4.2007 for certain purposes and 1.11.2007 otherwise) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/126), regs. 1(2), 3(2), Sch. 2 para. 5

292APublication of information by recognised investment exchangeU.K.

(1)A recognised investment exchange must as soon as practicable after a recognition order is made in respect of it publish such particulars of the ownership of the exchange as the [F61FCA] may reasonably require.

(2)The particulars published under subsection (1) must include particulars of the identity and scale of interests of the persons who are in a position to exercise significant influence over the management of the exchange, whether directly or indirectly.

(3)If an ownership transfer takes place in relation to a recognised investment exchange, the exchange must as soon as practicable after becoming aware of the transfer publish such particulars relating to the transfer as the [F62FCA] may reasonably require.

(4)”Ownership transfer”, in relation to an exchange, means a transfer of ownership which gives rise to a change in the persons who are in a position to exercise significant influence over the management of the exchange, whether directly or indirectly.

(5)A recognised investment exchange must publish such particulars of any decision it makes to suspend or remove a financial instrument from trading on a regulated market operated by it as the [F63FCA] may reasonably require.

(6)The [F64FCA] may determine the manner of publication under subsections (1), (3) and (5) and the timing of publication under subsection (5).

(7)This section does not apply to an overseas investment exchange.]

Textual Amendments

F61Word in s. 292A(1) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 9 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F62Word in s. 292A(3) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 9 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F63Word in s. 292A(5) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 9 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F64Word in s. 292A(6) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 9 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

SupervisionU.K.

293 Notification requirements.U.K.

(1)The [F65appropriate regulator] may make rules requiring a recognised body to give it—

(a)notice of such events relating to the body as may be specified; and

(b)such information in respect of those events as may be specified.

(2)The rules may also require a recognised body to give the [F65appropriate regulator], at such times or in respect of such periods as may be specified, such information relating to the body as may be specified.

(3)An obligation imposed by the rules extends only to a notice or information which the [F65appropriate regulator] may reasonably require for the exercise of its functions under this Act.

(4)The rules may require information to be given in a specified form and to be verified in a specified manner.

(5)If a recognised body—

(a)alters or revokes any of its rules or guidance, or

(b)makes new rules or issues new guidance,

it must give written notice to the [F66appropriate regulator] without delay.

(6)If a recognised investment exchange makes a change—

(a)in the arrangements it makes for the provision [F67by another person] of clearing services in respect of transactions effected on the exchange, or

(b)in the criteria which it applies when determining to whom it will provide [F68services falling within section 285(2)(b)],

it must give written notice to [F69the FCA and the Bank of England] without delay.

(7)If a recognised clearing house makes a change—

(a)in the recognised investment exchanges for whom it provides clearing services [F70or services falling within section 285(3)(b)], or

(b)in the criteria which it applies when determining to whom (other than recognised investment exchanges) it will provide clearing services [F71or services falling within section 285(3)(b)],

it must give written notice to [F72the Bank of England and the FCA] without delay.

(8)Subsections (5) to (7) do not apply to an overseas investment exchange or an overseas clearing house.

(9)Specified” means specified in [F73the appropriate regulator's] rules.

Textual Amendments

F65Words in s. 293(1)-(3) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 10(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F66Words in s. 293(5) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 10(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F67Words in s. 293(6)(a) inserted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 10(3)(a) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F68Words in s. 293(6)(b) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 10(3)(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F69Words in s. 293(6) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 10(3)(c) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F70Words in s. 293(7)(a) inserted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 10(4)(a) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F71Words in s. 293(7)(b) inserted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 10(4)(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F72Words in s. 293(7) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 10(4)(c) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F73Words in s. 293(9) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 10(5) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

Commencement Information

I5S. 293 wholly in force at 1.12.2001; s. 293 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 431(2); s. 293 in force for specified purposes at 18.6.2001 by S.I. 2001/1820, art. 2, Sch.; s. 293 in force in so far as not already in force at 1.12.2001 by S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

[F74293AInformation: compliance with EU requirementsU.K.

The appropriate regulator may require a recognised body to give the appropriate regulator such information as the appropriate regulator reasonably requires in order to satisfy itself that the body is complying with any qualifying EU provision that is specified, or of a description specified, for the purposes of this section by the Treasury by order.]

Textual Amendments

F74S. 293A substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 11 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

294 Modification or waiver of rules.U.K.

(1)The [F75appropriate regulator] may, on the application or with the consent of a recognised body, direct that rules made under section 293 or 295—

(a)are not to apply to the body; or

(b)are to apply to the body with such modifications as may be specified in the direction.

(2)An application must be made in such manner as the [F76appropriate regulator] may direct.

(3)Subsections (4) to (6) apply to a direction given under subsection (1).

(4)The [F77appropriate regulator] may not give a direction unless it is satisfied that—

(a)compliance by the recognised body with the rules, or with the rules as unmodified, would be unduly burdensome or would not achieve the purpose for which the rules were made; and

(b)the direction would not result in undue risk to persons whose interests the rules are intended to protect.

(5)A direction may be given subject to conditions.

(6)The [F78appropriate regulator] may—

(a)revoke a direction; or

(b)vary it on the application, or with the consent, of the recognised body to which it relates.

Textual Amendments

F75Words in s. 294(1) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 12 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F76Words in s. 294(2) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 12 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F77Words in s. 294(4) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 12 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F78Words in s. 294(6) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 12 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C3S. 294 amended (temp. from 3.9.2001 to 1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2659, arts. 1(2), 3(10); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

Commencement Information

I6S. 294 wholly in force at 3.9.2001; s. 294 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 431(2); s. 294(2) in force for specified purposes at 18.6.2001 by S.I. 2001/1820, art. 2, Sch.; s. 294 in force in so far as not already in force at 3.9.2001 by S.I. 2001/2632, art. 2 Sch. Pt. 2

295 Notification: overseas investment exchanges and overseas clearing houses.U.K.

(1)At least once a year, every overseas investment exchange and overseas clearing house must provide [F79the appropriate regulator] with a report.

(2)The report must contain a statement as to whether any events have occurred which are [F80likely to affect the appropriate regulator's assessment of whether it is satisfied as to the requirements set out in section 292(3)].

(3)The report must also contain such information as may be specified in rules made by [F81the appropriate regulator].

F82(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F79Words in s. 295(1) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 13(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F80Words in s. 295(2) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 13(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F81Words in s. 295(3) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 13(4) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F82S. 295(4) omitted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 13(5) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

Commencement Information

I7S. 295 wholly in force at 1.12.2001; s. 295 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 431(2); s. 295 in force for specified purposes at 18.6.2001 by S.I. 2001/1820, art. 2, Sch.; s. 295 in force in so far as not already in force at 1.12.2001 by S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

296 [F83Appropriate regulator's] power to give directions.U.K.

(1)This section applies if it appears to [F84the appropriate regulator] that a recognised body—

(a)has failed, or is likely to fail, to satisfy the recognition requirements; or

(b)has failed to comply with any other obligation imposed on it by or under this Act.

[F85(1A)This section also applies [F86if it appears to the appropriate regulator that a recognised body] has failed, or is likely to fail, to comply with any obligation imposed on it by any [F87directly applicable EU regulation specified (or of a description specified) in an order made by the Treasury].]

(2)[F88The regulator concerned] may direct the body to take specified steps for the purpose of securing the body’s compliance with—

(a)the recognition requirements; or

(b)any obligation of the kind in question.

[F89(2A)In the case of [F90a recognised body other than an overseas investment exchange or overseas clearing house], those steps may include—

(a)the granting to [F91the regulator concerned] of access to the premises of [F92the body] for the purpose of inspecting—

(i)those premises; or

(ii)any documents on the premises which appear to [F91the regulator concerned] to be relevant for the purpose mentioned in subsection (2);

(b)the suspension of the carrying on of any regulated activity by [F93the body] for the period specified in the direction.]

(3)A direction under this section is enforceable, on the application of [F94the regulator concerned], by an injunction or, in Scotland, by an order for specific performance under section 45 of the M4Court of Session Act 1988.

(4)The fact that a rule made by a recognised body has been altered in response to a direction given by [F95an appropriate regulator] does not prevent it from being subsequently altered or revoked by the recognised body.

Textual Amendments

F83Words in s. 296 heading substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 14(8) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F84Words in s. 296(1) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 14(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F86Words in s. 296(1A) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 14(3)(a) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F87Words in s. 296(1A) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 14(3)(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F88Words in s. 296(2) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 14(4) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F90Words in s. 296(2A) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 14(5)(a) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F91Words in s. 296(2A)(a) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 14(5)(b)(i) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F92Words in s. 296(2A)(a) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 14(5)(b)(ii) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F93Words in s. 296(2A)(b) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 14(5)(c) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F94Words in s. 296(3) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 14(6) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F95Words in s. 296(4) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 14(7) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C4S. 296 amended (temp. from 3.9.2001 to 1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2659, arts. 1(2), 3(11); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

Marginal Citations

[F96296AAdditional power to direct [F97recognised central counterparties]U.K.

(1)The Bank of England may direct a [F98recognised central counterparty] to take, or refrain from taking, specified action if the Bank is satisfied that it is necessary to give the direction, having regard to the public interest in—

(a)protecting and enhancing the stability of the UK financial system,

(b)maintaining public confidence in the stability of the UK financial system,

(c)maintaining the continuity of the F99... clearing services provided by the [F100recognised central counterparty], and

(d)maintaining and enhancing the financial resilience of the [F100recognised central counterparty].

(2)The direction may, in particular—

(a)specify the time for compliance with the direction,

(b)require the rules of the [F100recognised central counterparty] to be amended, and

(c)override such rules (whether generally or in their application to a particular case).

(3)The direction may not require the [F100recognised central counterparty]

(a)to take any steps for the purpose of securing its compliance with—

(i)the recognition requirements, or

(ii)any obligation of a kind mentioned in section 296(1)(b) or (1A), or

(b)to accept a transfer of property, rights or liabilities of another [F100recognised central counterparty].

(4)If the direction is given in reliance on section 298(7) the Bank must, within a reasonable time of giving the direction, give the [F100recognised central counterparty] a statement of its reasons—

(a)for giving the direction, and

(b)for relying on section 298(7).

(5)The direction is enforceable, on the application of the Bank, by an injunction or, in Scotland, by an order for specific performance under section 45 of the Court of Session Act 1988.

(6)The Bank may revoke a direction given under this section.]

297 Revoking recognition.U.K.

(1)A recognition order [F101in respect of a recognised investment exchange or in respect of a recognised clearing house which is not a recognised central counterparty] may be revoked by an order made by [F102the appropriate regulator] at the request, or with the consent, of the recognised body concerned.

[F103(1A)A central counterparty recognition order may be revoked by an order made by the Bank of England in accordance with Article 20 of the EMIR regulation.]

(2)If it appears to [F104the appropriate regulator] that a recognised body [F105which is not a recognised central counterparty]

(a)is failing, or has failed, to satisfy the recognition requirements, or

(b)is failing, or has failed, to comply with any other obligation imposed on it by or under this Act,

it may make an order revoking the recognition order for that body even though the body does not wish the order to be made.

[F106(2A)If it appears to [F107the appropriate regulator] that a recognised body [F108which is not a recognised central counterparty] F109...—

(a)has not carried on the business of an investment exchange [F110or (as the case may be) of a clearing house] during the period of twelve months beginning with the day on which the recognition order took effect in relation to it,

(b)has not carried on the business of an investment exchange [F111or (as the case may be) of a clearing house] at any time during the period of six months ending with the relevant day, or

(c)has failed, or is likely to fail, to comply with any obligation imposed on it by a [F112directly applicable EU regulation specified (or of a description specified) in an order made by the Treasury],

it may make an order revoking the recognition order for that body even though the body does not wish the order to be made.

(2B)The “relevant day”, for the purposes of paragraph (b) of subsection (2A), is the day on which the power to make an order under that subsection is exercised.

(2C)Subsection (2A) does not apply to an overseas investment exchange [F113or overseas clearing house].]

(3)An order under this section (“a revocation order”) must specify the date on which it is to take effect.

(4)In the case of a revocation order made under subsection (2) [F114or (2A)], the specified date must not be earlier than the end of the period of three months beginning with the day on which the order is made.

(5)A revocation order may contain such transitional provisions as [F115the appropriate regulator] thinks necessary or expedient.

[F116(6) Where [F117the appropriate regulator] makes an order revoking the recognition order for a body that is a recognised investment exchange, it must notify ESMA.]

Textual Amendments

F102Words in s. 297(1) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 15(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F104Words in s. 297(2) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 15(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F107Words in s. 297(2A) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 15(3)(a)(i) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F109Words in s. 297(2A) omitted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 15(3)(a)(ii) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F110Words in s. 297(2A)(a) inserted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 15(3)(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F111Words in s. 297(2A)(b) inserted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 15(3)(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F112Words in s. 297(2A)(c) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 15(3)(c) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F113Words in s. 297(2C) inserted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 15(4) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F115Words in s. 297(5) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 15(5) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F117Words in s. 297(6) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 15(5) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(b)(c), Sch. Pts. 2, 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C5S. 297 amended (temp. from 3.9.2001 to 1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2659, arts. 1(2), 3(11); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

298 Directions and revocation: procedure.U.K.

(1)Before giving a direction under section 296 [F118or 296A], or making a revocation order under section 297(2) [F119or (2A)], [F120the appropriate regulator] must—

(a)give written notice of its intention to do so to the recognised body concerned;

F121(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F122(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2)A notice under subsection (1) must—

(a)state why [F123the appropriate regulator] intends to give the direction or make the order; and

(b)draw attention to the right to make representations conferred by subsection (3).

(3)Before the end of the period for making representations—

(a)the recognised body,

F124(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F125(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

may make representations to [F126the appropriate regulator].

[F127(4)The period for making representations is such period as is specified in the notice (which may, in any particular case, be extended by the appropriate regulator).]

(5)In deciding whether to—

(a)give a direction, or

(b)make a revocation order,

[F128the appropriate regulator] must have regard to any representations made in accordance with subsection (3).

(6)When [F129the appropriate regulator] has decided whether to give a direction under section 296 [F130or 296A] or to make the proposed revocation order, it must—

(a)give the recognised body written notice of its decision; F131...

F131(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(7)If [F132the appropriate regulator] [F133reasonably considers it necessary] to do so, it may give a direction under section 296 [F134or 296A]

(a)without following the procedure set out in this section; or

(b)if [F132the appropriate regulator] has begun to follow that procedure, regardless of whether the period for making representations has expired.

(8)If [F135the appropriate regulator] has, in relation to a particular matter, followed the procedure set out in subsections (1) to (5), it need not follow it again if, in relation to that matter, it decides to take action other than that specified in its notice under subsection (1).

Textual Amendments

F118Words in s. 298(1) inserted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 16(a) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F120Words in s. 298(1) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 16(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F121S. 298(1)(b) omitted (1.4.2013) by virtue of Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 32(2), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F122S. 298(1)(c) omitted (1.4.2013) by virtue of Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 32(2), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F123Words in s. 298(2)(a) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 16(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F124S. 298(3)(b) omitted (1.4.2013) by virtue of Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 32(3), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F125S. 298(3)(c) omitted (1.4.2013) by virtue of Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 32(3), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F126Words in s. 298(3) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 16(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F128Words in s. 298(5) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 16(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F129Words in s. 298(6) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 16(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F130Words in s. 298(6) inserted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 16(a) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F131S. 298(6)(b) and word omitted (1.4.2013) by virtue of Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 32(5), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F132Words in s. 298(7) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 16(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F133Words in s. 298(7) substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 32(6), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F134Words in s. 298(7) inserted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 16(a) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F135Words in s. 298(8) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 16(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C6S. 298 amended (temp. from 3.9.2001 to 1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2659, arts. 1(2), 3(11); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

Commencement Information

I8S. 298 wholly in force at 1.12.2001; s. 298 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 431(2); s. 298 in force for specified purposes at 3.9.2001 by S.I. 2001/2632, art. 2 Sch. Pt. 2; s. 298 in force in so far as not already in force at 1.12.2001 by S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

299 Complaints about recognised bodies.U.K.

(1)The [F136appropriate regulator] must make arrangements for the investigation of any relevant complaint about a recognised body.

(2)Relevant complaint” means a complaint which the [F137appropriate regulator] considers is relevant to the question of whether the body concerned should remain a recognised body.

Textual Amendments

F136Words in s. 299(1) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 17 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F137Words in s. 299(2) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 17 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

300 Extension of functions of Tribunal.U.K.

(1)If the Treasury are satisfied that the condition mentioned in subsection (2) is satisfied, they may by order confer functions on the Tribunal with respect to disciplinary proceedings—

(a)of one or more investment exchanges in relation to which a recognition order under section 290 is in force or of such investment exchanges generally, or

(b)of one or more clearing houses in relation to which a recognition order under that section is in force or of such clearing houses generally.

(2)The condition is that it is desirable to exercise the power conferred under subsection (1) with a view to ensuring that—

(a)decisions taken in disciplinary proceedings with respect to which functions are to be conferred on the Tribunal are consistent with—

(i)decisions of the Tribunal in cases arising under Part VIII; and

(ii)decisions taken in other disciplinary proceedings with respect to which the Tribunal has functions as a result of an order under this section; or

(b)the disciplinary proceedings are in accordance with the Convention rights.

(3)An order under this section may modify or exclude any provision made by or under this Act with respect to proceedings before the Tribunal.

(4)Disciplinary proceedings” means proceedings under the rules of an investment exchange or clearing house in relation to market abuse by persons subject to the rules.

(5)The Convention rights” has the meaning given in section 1 of the M5Human Rights Act 1998.

Marginal Citations

[F138Power to disallow excessive regulatory provisionU.K.

Textual Amendments

F138S. 300A and cross-heading inserted (20.12.2006) by Investment Exchanges and Clearing Houses Act 2006 (c. 55), ss. 1, 5(2) (with s. 5(3))

300APower of [F139appropriate regulator] to disallow excessive regulatory provisionU.K.

(1)This section applies where a recognised body proposes to make any regulatory provision in connection [F140with—

(a)its business as an investment exchange,

(b)the provision by it of clearing services, or

(c)the provision by it of services falling within section 285(2)(b) or (3)(b).]

(2)If it appears to the [F141appropriate regulator]

(a)that the proposed provision will impose a requirement on persons affected (directly or indirectly) by it, and

(b)that the requirement is excessive,

the [F141appropriate regulator] may direct that the proposed provision must not be made.

(3)A requirement is excessive if—

(a)it is not required under [F142EU] law or any enactment or rule of law in the United Kingdom, and

(b)either—

(i)it is not justified as pursuing a reasonable regulatory objective, or

(ii)it is disproportionate to the end to be achieved.

(4)In considering whether a requirement is excessive the [F143appropriate regulator] must have regard to all the relevant circumstances, including—

(a)the effect of existing legal and other requirements,

(b)the global character of financial services and markets and the international mobility of activity,

(c)the desirability of facilitating innovation, and

(d)the impact of the proposed provision on market confidence.

(5)In this section “requirement” includes any obligation or burden.

(6)Any provision made in contravention of a direction under this section is of no effect.]

Textual Amendments

F139Words in s. 300A heading substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 18(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F140Words in s. 300A(1) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 18(a) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F141Words in s. 300A(2) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 18(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F142Word in s. 300A(3)(a) substituted (22.4.2011 with application in accordance with art. 3 of the amending S.I.) by virtue of The Treaty of Lisbon (Changes in Terminology) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/1043), art. 6(2)-(5)

F143Words in s. 300A(4) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 18(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

[F144300BDuty to notify proposal to make regulatory provisionU.K.

(1)A recognised body that proposes to make any regulatory provision must give written notice of the proposal to the [F145appropriate regulator] without delay.

(2)The [F145appropriate regulator] may by rules under section 293 (notification requirements)—

(a)specify descriptions of regulatory provision in relation to which, or circumstances in which, the duty in subsection (1) above does not apply, or

(b)provide that the duty applies only to specified descriptions of regulatory provision or in specified circumstances.

(3)The [F145appropriate regulator] may also by rules under that section—

(a)make provision as to the form and contents of the notice required, and

(b)require the body to provide such information relating to the proposal as may be specified in the rules or as the [F145appropriate regulator] may reasonably require.

Textual Amendments

F144Ss. 300B-300E inserted (20.12.2006) by Investment Exchanges and Clearing Houses Act 2006 (c. 55), ss. 2, 3, 5(2) (with s. 5(3))

F145Words in s. 300B substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 19 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

300CRestriction on making provision before [F146appropriate regulator] decides whether to actU.K.

(1)Where notice of a proposal to make regulatory provision is required to be given to the [F147appropriate regulator] under section 300B, the provision must not be made—

(a)before that notice is given, or

(b)subject to the following provisions of this section, before the end of the initial period.

(2)The initial period is—

(a)the period of 30 days beginning with the day on which the [F148appropriate regulator] receives notice of the proposal, or

(b)if any consultation period announced by the body in relation to the proposal ends after that 30-day period, the end of the consultation period.

(3)If before the end of the initial period the [F149appropriate regulator] notifies the body that it is calling in the proposal, the provisions of section 300D (consideration by [F149appropriate regulator] whether to disallow proposed provision) apply as to when the provision may be made.

(4)If—

(a)before the end of the initial period the [F150appropriate regulator] notifies the body that it is not calling in the proposal, or

(b)the initial period ends without the [F151appropriate regulator] having notified the body that it is calling in the proposal,

the body may then make the proposed provision.

(5)Any provision made in contravention of this section is of no effect.

Textual Amendments

F144Ss. 300B-300E inserted (20.12.2006) by Investment Exchanges and Clearing Houses Act 2006 (c. 55), ss. 2, 3, 5(2) (with s. 5(3))

F146Words in s. 300C heading substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 20 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F147Words in s. 300C(1) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 20 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F148Words in s. 300C(2)(a) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 20 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F149Words in s. 300C(3) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 20 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F150Words in s. 300C(4)(a) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 20 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F151Words in s. 300C(4)(b) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 20 (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

300DConsideration by [F152appropriate regulator] whether to disallow proposed provisionU.K.

(1)This section applies where the [F153appropriate regulator] notifies a recognised body that it is calling in a proposal to make regulatory provision.

(2)The [F153appropriate regulator] must publish a notice—

(a)giving details of the proposed provision,

(b)stating that it has called in the proposal in order to consider whether to disallow it, and

(c)specifying a period during which representations with respect to that question may be made to it.

(3)The [F153appropriate regulator] may extend the period for making representations.

(4)The [F153appropriate regulator] must notify the body of its decision whether to disallow the provision not later than 30 days after the end of the period for making representations, and must publish the decision and the reasons for it.

(5)The body must not make the provision unless and until—

(a)the [F154appropriate regulator] notifies it of its decision not to disallow it, or

(b)the 30-day period specified in subsection (4) ends without the [F155appropriate regulator] having notified any decision.

(6)If [F156the appropriate regulator] notifies the body of its decision to disallow the provision and that decision is questioned in legal proceedings—

(a)the body must not make the provision until those proceedings, and any proceedings on appeal, are finally determined,

(b)if [F157the appropriate regulator's] decision is quashed and the matter is remitted to it for reconsideration, the court may give directions as to the period within which [F158the regulator concerned] is to complete its reconsideration, and

(c)the body must not make the provision until—

(i)[F159the appropriate regulator] notifies it of its decision on reconsideration not to disallow the provision, or

(ii)the period specified by the court ends without [F160the appropriate regulator] having notified any decision.

(7)Any provision made in contravention of subsection (5) or (6) is of no effect.

Textual Amendments

F144Ss. 300B-300E inserted (20.12.2006) by Investment Exchanges and Clearing Houses Act 2006 (c. 55), ss. 2, 3, 5(2) (with s. 5(3))

F152Words in s. 300D heading substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 21(4) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F153Words in s. 300D(1)-(4) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 21(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F154Words in s. 300D(5)(a) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 21(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F155Words in s. 300D(5)(b) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 21(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F156Words in s. 300D(6) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 21(3)(a) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F157Words in s. 300D(6)(b) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 21(3)(b)(i) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F158Words in s. 300D(6)(b) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 21(3)(b)(ii) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F159Words in s. 300D(6)(c)(i) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 21(3)(c) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F160Words in s. 300D(6)(c)(ii) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 21(3)(c) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

300EPower to disallow excessive regulatory provision: supplementaryU.K.

(1)In sections 300A to 300D—

(a)regulatory provision” means any rule, guidance, arrangements, policy or practice, and

(b)references to making provision shall be read accordingly as including, as the case may require, issuing guidance, entering into arrangements or adopting a policy or practice.

(2)For the purposes of those sections a variation of a proposal is treated as a new proposal.

(3)Those sections do not apply to an overseas investment exchange[F161, overseas clearing house or recognised central counterparty].]

Other mattersU.K.

301 Supervision of certain contracts.U.K.

(1)The Secretary of State and the Treasury, acting jointly, may by regulations provide for—

(a)Part VII of the M6Companies Act 1989 (financial markets and insolvency), and

(b)Part V of the M7Companies (No. 2)(Northern Ireland) Order 1990,

to apply to relevant contracts as it applies to contracts connected with a recognised body.

(2)Relevant contracts” means contracts of a prescribed description in relation to which settlement arrangements are provided by a person for the time being included in a list (“the list”) maintained by [F162the Bank of England] for the purposes of this section.

(3)Regulations may be made under this section only if the Secretary of State and the Treasury are satisfied, having regard to the extent to which the relevant contracts concerned are contracts of a kind dealt in by persons supervised by [F163the FCA or the Bank of England], that it is appropriate for the arrangements mentioned in subsection (2) to be supervised by [F164the Bank].

(4)The approval of the Treasury is required for—

(a)the conditions set by the [F165Bank of England] for admission to the list; and

(b)the arrangements for admission to, and removal from, the list.

(5)If the Treasury withdraw an approval given by them under subsection (4), all regulations made under this section and then in force are to be treated as suspended.

(6)But if—

(a)the [F166Bank of England] changes the conditions or arrangements (or both), and

(b)the Treasury give a fresh approval under subsection (4),

the suspension of the regulations ends on such date as the Treasury may, in giving the fresh approval, specify.

(7)The [F167Bank of England] must—

(a)publish the list as for the time being in force; and

(b)provide a certified copy of it to any person who wishes to refer to it in legal proceedings.

(8)A certified copy of the list is evidence (or in Scotland sufficient evidence) of the contents of the list.

(9)A copy of the list which purports to be certified by or on behalf of the [F168Bank of England] is to be taken to have been duly certified unless the contrary is shown.

(10)Regulations under this section may, in relation to a person included in the list—

(a)apply (with such exceptions, additions and modifications as appear to the Secretary of State and the Treasury to be necessary or expedient) such provisions of, or made under, this Act as they consider appropriate;

(b)provide for the provisions of Part VII of the M8Companies Act 1989 and Part V of the M9Companies (No. 2)(Northern Ireland) Order 1990 to apply (with such exceptions, additions or modifications as appear to the Secretary of State and the Treasury to be necessary or expedient).

Textual Amendments

F162Words in s. 301(2) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 22(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F163Words in s. 301(3) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 22(3)(a) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F164Words in s. 301(3) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 22(3)(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F165Words in s. 301(4)(a) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 22(4) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F166Words in s. 301(6)(a) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 22(4) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F167Words in s. 301(7) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 22(4) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F168Words in s. 301(9) substituted (24.1.2013 for specified purposes, 1.4.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 8 para. 22(4) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/113, art. 2(1)(c), Sch. Pt. 3; S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

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