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Finance Act 2002

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140Administration of UK gilts

(1)In section 47 of the Finance Act 1942 (transfer and registration of government stock)—

(a)for subsection (1)(b) (power to provide for the keeping of stock and bond registers by the Banks of England and Ireland) substitute—

(b)for the administration of such stock and bonds (including the registration of holders) by such one or more persons as the Treasury may appoint in accordance with the regulations and the closure of any register;, and

(b)after subsection (1E) insert—

(1EA)Persons appointed in accordance with regulations under subsection (1)(b) shall be appointed on such terms (including terms as to the making of payments by the Treasury) as the Treasury consider appropriate, and the persons who may be so appointed include the Bank of England..

(2)The Treasury may by order made by statutory instrument make such consequential, incidental, supplementary and transitional provision as appears to the Treasury to be necessary or expedient in consequence of the amendments made by subsection (1), including provision amending, repealing or revoking any enactment.

(3)In subsection (2) “enactment” means any enactment contained in—

(a)an Act, whenever passed, or

(b)an instrument, whenever made, under an Act, whenever passed.

(4)A statutory instrument containing an order under subsection (2) is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the House of Commons.

(5)Sums payable by the Treasury by virtue of section 47(1EA) of the Finance Act 1942 (c. 21) (as inserted by subsection (1) above) shall be met out of the National Loans Fund with recourse to the Consolidated Fund.

(6)This section shall come into force on such day as the Treasury may by order made by statutory instrument appoint.

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