Section 13: Temporary public ownership
47.Where the general conditions (section 7) are satisfied and the Treasury is satisfied that the specific conditions for the temporary public ownership stabilisation option are met as provided in section 9, the Treasury may take a bank into temporary public ownership.
48.Subsection (2) provides that the transferee may either be a nominee of the Treasury (such as the Treasury Solicitor) or a company wholly owned by the Treasury. A transfer to temporary public ownership may only be effected through a transfer of securities, and is made by a share transfer order made by statutory instrument subject to the negative procedure (see sections 16 and 25).
49.Subsection (3) provides that the code of practice must include provision about the management of a bank in temporary public ownership.