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293 Notification requirements.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The [F1appropriate 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 [F1appropriate 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 [F1appropriate 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 [F2appropriate regulator] without delay.

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

(a)in the arrangements it makes for the provision [F3by 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 [F4services falling within section 285(2)(b)],

it must give written notice to [F5the 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 [F6or 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 [F7or services falling within section 285(3)(b)],

it must give written notice to [F8the 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 [F9the appropriate regulator's] rules.

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F1Words 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.

F2Words 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.

F3Words 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.

F4Words 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.

F5Words 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.

F6Words 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.

F7Words 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.

F8Words 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.

F9Words 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

I1S. 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)

[F10293AInformation: compliance with EU requirementsE+W+S+N.I.

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.]

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F10S. 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.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The [F11appropriate 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 [F12appropriate regulator] may direct.

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

(4)The [F13appropriate 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 [F14appropriate 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.

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F11Words 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.

F12Words 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.

F13Words 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.

F14Words 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)

C1S. 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)

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I2S. 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.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)At least once a year, every overseas investment exchange and overseas clearing house must provide [F15the appropriate regulator] with a report.

(2)The report must contain a statement as to whether any events have occurred which are [F16likely 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 [F17the appropriate regulator].

F18(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F15Words 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.

F16Words 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.

F17Words 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.

F18S. 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

I3S. 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 [F19Appropriate regulator's] power to give directions.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)This section applies if it appears to [F20the 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.

[F21(1A)This section also applies [F22if 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 [F23directly applicable EU regulation specified (or of a description specified) in an order made by the Treasury].]

(2)[F24The 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.

[F25(2A)In the case of [F26a recognised body other than an overseas investment exchange or overseas clearing house], those steps may include—

(a)the granting to [F27the regulator concerned] of access to the premises of [F28the body] for the purpose of inspecting—

(i)those premises; or

(ii)any documents on the premises which appear to [F27the regulator concerned] to be relevant for the purpose mentioned in subsection (2);

(b)the suspension of the carrying on of any regulated activity by [F29the body] for the period specified in the direction.]

(3)A direction under this section is enforceable, on the application of [F30the regulator concerned], by an injunction or, in Scotland, by an order for specific performance under section 45 of the M1Court 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 [F31an appropriate regulator] does not prevent it from being subsequently altered or revoked by the recognised body.

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Amendments (Textual)

F19Words 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.

F20Words 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.

F22Words 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.

F23Words 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.

F24Words 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.

F26Words 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.

F27Words 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.

F28Words 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.

F29Words 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.

F30Words 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.

F31Words 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)

C2S. 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)

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[F32296AAdditional power to direct [F33recognised central counterparties]E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Bank of England may direct a [F34recognised 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 F35... clearing services provided by the [F36recognised central counterparty], and

(d)maintaining and enhancing the financial resilience of the [F36recognised central counterparty].

(2)The direction may, in particular—

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

(b)require the rules of the [F36recognised 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 [F36recognised 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 [F36recognised 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 [F36recognised 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.]

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297 Revoking recognition.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)A recognition order [F37in 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 [F38the appropriate regulator] at the request, or with the consent, of the recognised body concerned.

[F39(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 [F40the appropriate regulator] that a recognised body [F41which 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.

[F42(2A)If it appears to [F43the appropriate regulator] that a recognised body [F44which is not a recognised central counterparty] F45...—

(a)has not carried on the business of an investment exchange [F46or (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 [F47or (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 [F48directly 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 [F49or 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) [F50or (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 [F51the appropriate regulator] thinks necessary or expedient.

[F52(6) Where [F53the appropriate regulator] makes an order revoking the recognition order for a body that is a recognised investment exchange, it must notify ESMA.]

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F38Words 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.

F40Words 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.

F43Words 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.

F45Words 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.

F46Words 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.

F47Words 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.

F48Words 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.

F49Words 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.

F51Words 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.

F53Words 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)

C3S. 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.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Before giving a direction under section 296 [F54or 296A], or making a revocation order under section 297(2) [F55or (2A)], [F56the appropriate regulator] must—

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

F57(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F58(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

(a)state why [F59the 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,

F60(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F61(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

may make representations to [F62the appropriate regulator].

[F63(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,

[F64the appropriate regulator] must have regard to any representations made in accordance with subsection (3).

(6)When [F65the appropriate regulator] has decided whether to give a direction under section 296 [F66or 296A] or to make the proposed revocation order, it must—

(a)give the recognised body written notice of its decision; F67...

F67(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(7)If [F68the appropriate regulator] [F69reasonably considers it necessary] to do so, it may give a direction under section 296 [F70or 296A]

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

(b)if [F68the appropriate regulator] has begun to follow that procedure, regardless of whether the period for making representations has expired.

(8)If [F71the 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).

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F54Words 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.

F56Words 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.

F57S. 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.

F58S. 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.

F59Words 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.

F60S. 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.

F61S. 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.

F62Words 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.

F64Words 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.

F65Words 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.

F66Words 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.

F67S. 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.

F68Words 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.

F69Words 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.

F70Words 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.

F71Words 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)

C4S. 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

I4S. 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.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The [F72appropriate regulator] must make arrangements for the investigation of any relevant complaint about a recognised body.

(2)Relevant complaint” means a complaint which the [F73appropriate regulator] considers is relevant to the question of whether the body concerned should remain a recognised body.

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Amendments (Textual)

F72Words 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.

F73Words 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.E+W+S+N.I.

(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 M2Human Rights Act 1998.

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