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[F1(1)In the case of a warning notice falling within subsection (1ZB)—

(a)neither the regulator giving the notice nor a person to whom it is given or copied may publish the notice,

(b)a person to whom the notice is given or copied may not publish any details concerning the notice unless the regulator giving the notice has published those details, and

(c)after consulting the persons to whom the notice is given or copied, the regulator giving the notice may publish such information about the matter to which the notice relates as it considers appropriate.

(1ZA)In the case of a warning notice not falling within subsection (1ZB), neither the regulator giving the notice nor a person to whom it is given or copied may publish the notice or any details concerning it.

(1ZB)A warning notice falls within this subsection if it is given under—

(a)section 63B;

(b)section 67;

(c)section 87M;

(d)section 88B;

(e)section 89K;

(f)section 89R;

(g)section 92;

(h)section 126;

(i)section 131H;

(j)section 192L;

(k)section 207;

(l)section 312G;

(m)section 345B (whether as a result of section 345(2) or 345A(3) or section 249(1)).]

[F2(1A)A person to whom a decision notice is given or copied may not publish the notice or any details concerning it unless the [F3regulator giving the notice] has published the notice or those details.]

(2)A notice of discontinuance must state that, if the person to whom the notice is given consents, the [F4regulator giving the notice] may publish such information as it considers appropriate about the matter to which the discontinued proceedings related.

(3)A copy of a notice of discontinuance must be accompanied by a statement that, if the person to whom the notice is copied consents, the [F5regulator giving the notice] may publish such information as it considers appropriate about the matter to which the discontinued proceedings related, so far as relevant to that person.

(4)[F6The regulator giving a decision or final notice] must publish such information about the matter to which [F7the notice] relates as it considers appropriate.

(5)When a supervisory notice takes effect, the [F8regulator giving the notice] must publish such information about the matter to which the notice relates as it considers appropriate.

[F9(5A)Subsection (5) does not apply in relation to a notice given in accordance with section 137S(5) or (8)(a) (but see section 137S(11)).]

[F10(6)The FCA may not publish information under this section if, in its opinion, publication of the information would be—

(a)unfair to the person with respect to whom the action was taken (or was proposed to be taken),

(b)prejudicial to the interests of consumers, or

(c)detrimental to the stability of the UK financial system.

(6A)The PRA may not publish information under this section if, in its opinion, publication of the information would be—

(a)unfair to the person with respect to whom the action was taken (or was proposed to be taken),

(b)prejudicial to the safety and soundness of PRA-authorised persons, or

(c)in a case where section 2C applies, prejudicial to securing the appropriate degree of protection for policyholders.]

(7)Information is to be published under this section in such manner as the [F11regulator] considers appropriate.

[F12(7A)Where [F13a regulator] publishes information under subsection (4) or (5) in respect of a final notice or a supervisory notice which relates to a contravention of a requirement falling within subsection (7B) at the same time as it publishes the information it must notify ESMA that it has done so.

(7B)A requirement falls within this subsection if it is imposed—

(a)by or under any provision made by or under this Act which implements Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2003 on insider dealing and market manipulation (market abuse),

(b)by any directly applicable EU regulation made under that directive,

(c)by or under any provision made by or under this Act which implements the markets in financial instruments directive, or

(d)by any directly applicable EU regulation made under the markets in financial instruments directive.]

(8)For the purposes of determining when a supervisory notice takes effect, a matter to which the notice relates is open to review if—

(a)the period during which any person may refer the matter to the Tribunal is still running;

(b)the matter has been referred to the Tribunal but has not been dealt with;

(c)the matter has been referred to the Tribunal and dealt with but the period during which an appeal may be brought against the Tribunal’s decision is still running; or

(d)such an appeal has been brought but has not been determined.

(9)Notice of discontinuance” means a notice given under section 389.

(10)Supervisory notice” has the same meaning as in section 395.

[F14(11)Section 425A (meaning of “consumers”) applies for the purposes of this section.]

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F1S. 391(1)(1ZA)(1ZB) substituted for s. 391(1) (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 9 para. 30(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F2S. 391(1A) inserted (12.10.2010) by Financial Services Act 2010 (c. 28), ss. 13(3), 26(3); S.I. 2010/2480, art. 2 (with art. 4)

F3Words in s. 391(1A) substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 9 para. 30(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F4Words in s. 391(2) substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 9 para. 30(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F5Words in s. 391(3) substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 9 para. 30(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F8Words in s. 391(5) substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 9 para. 30(5) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F10S. 391(6)(6A) substituted for s. 391(6) (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 9 para. 30(6) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F13Words in s. 391(7A) substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 9 para. 30(8) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 391 applied (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/1228, regs. 1(2)(c), 9 (with reg. 1(2)(3)); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

C3S. 391: power to amend conferred (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), ss. 37(2)(a), 122(3) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

C6S. 391(4)(6)(7) applied (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2957, arts. 1, 13(8)(a), S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

C7S. 391(4) applied (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3592, arts. 1(2), 61(7), 85(5)(b), 110(7), 115(5), 122(4), 129 (with art. 23(2))

C9S. 391(8)(a)-(d) applied (1.5.2009 for certain purposes and 1.11.2009 otherwise) by The Payment Services Regulations 2009 (S.I 2009/209), regs. 1(2)(b)(v)(c), {11(13)} (with reg. 3)

C10S. 391(11) modified (18.6.2001) by S.I. 2001/1821, arts. 1(1), 3(5)

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