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The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Consequential Amendments) (Pre-Commencement Modifications) Order 2001

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PART 2MODIFICATIONS TO PRIMARY LEGISLATION

Consumer Credit Act 1974 (c. 39)

Restriction on disclosure of information

4.  Section 174(3A)(1) of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 has effect as if the reference to the functions of the Financial Services Authority under the Banking Act 1987 included a reference to the functions of the Authority under or as a result of the Act.

Companies Act 1985 (c. 6)

Provision for security of information obtained

5.—(1) Subsection (1) of section 449 of the Companies Act 1985 (“the 1985 Act”) has effect as if after paragraph (ba)(2) there were inserted—

(bb)with a view to the institution of, or otherwise for the purposes of, any proceedings before the Tribunal;.

(2) In that subsection, paragraph (fa)(3) has effect as if the functions mentioned in sub-paragraphs (i) to (iii) included the functions of the Authority under or as a result of the Act.

Building Societies Act 1986 (c. 53)

Confidentiality of certain information obtained by the Commission

6.  Nothing in section 53(1) of the Building Societies Act 1986 prohibits—

(a)the disclosure of information to any person with a view to the institution of, or otherwise for the purposes of, proceedings before the Tribunal;

(b)the disclosure of information to the Authority in circumstances where, in the opinion of the Commission, it is desirable or expedient that the information should be disclosed with a view to facilitating the discharge by the Authority of any of its functions under or as a result of the Act; or

(c)further disclosure by the Authority in accordance with sections 348 and 349 of the Act of any information disclosed under paragraph (b).

Companies Act 1989 (c. 40)

Exceptions from restrictions on disclosure

7.  Section 87 of the Companies Act 1989 has effect as if—

(a)the relevant proceedings referred to in subsection (1)(a) included proceedings before the Tribunal; and

(b)the relevant functions specified in relation to the Authority(4) in subsection (4) included its functions under or as a result of the Act.

Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (c. 41)

Exceptions from restrictions on disclosure

8.  Section 50 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 has effect as if—

(a)the functions of the Authority mentioned in subsection (1)(fa)(5) included its functions under or as a result of the Act;

(b)the reference to the Financial Services Tribunal and its functions under the Financial Services Act 1986 in subsection (1)(r) included a reference to the Tribunal and its functions under the Act.

Friendly Societies Act 1992 (c. 40)

Exceptions from restrictions on disclosure

9.  Section 64 of the Friendly Societies Act 1992 has effect as if—

(a)the relevant proceedings referred to in subsection (1)(a) included proceedings before the Tribunal; and

(b)the relevant functions mentioned in relation to the Authority(6) in subsection (5) included its functions under or as a result of the Act.

Pension Schemes Act 1993 (c. 48)

Disclosure of information by the Secretary of State or the Inland Revenue

10.  Section 158A(7) of the Pension Schemes Act 1993 has effect as if the functions specified in relation to the Financial Services Authority in the Table in subsection (1)(8) included the functions of the Authority under or as a result of the Act.

Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993 (c. 49)

Disclosure of information by the Department or the Inland Revenue

11.  Section 154A(9) of the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993 has effect as if the functions specified in relation to the Financial Services Authority in subsection (1)(10) included the functions of the Authority under or as a result of the Act.

Bank of England Act 1998 (c. 11)

Restrictions on disclosure of information

12.  Paragraph 3 of Schedule 7 to the Bank of England Act 1998 has effect as if the functions specified in relation to the Authority in the Table in sub-paragraph (1) included the functions of the Authority under or as a result of the Act.

(1)

Subsection (3A) was inserted by the Banking Act 1987, section 87, and subsequently amended by the Bank of England Act 1998, section 23(1), Schedule 5, paragraph 60(a), (b).

(2)

Paragraph (ba) was inserted by the Insolvency Act 1985, section 109, Schedule 6, paragraph 4, and amendments not relevant to this Order made by the Insolvency Act 1986, section 439(1), Schedule 13, Part I.

(3)

Paragraph (fa) was substituted, together with paragraph (f), by the Bank of England Act 1998, section 23, Schedule 5, paragraph 62(2), for paragraph (f) as inserted by the Financial Services Act 1986, section 182, Schedule 13, paragraph 9.

(4)

The entry relating to the Financial Services Authority was inserted into the table in subsection (4) by the Bank of England Act 1998, section 23(1), Schedule 5, paragraph 66(3).

(5)

Paragraph (fa) was inserted by the Bank of England Act 1998, section 23(1), Schedule 5, paragraph 67(a).

(6)

The reference to the Financial Services Authority in subsection (5) was inserted by the Bank of England Act 1998, section 23(1), Schedule 5, paragraph 68.

(7)

Section 158A was inserted by the Pensions Act 1995, section 173, Schedule 6, paragraph 9. As a result of subsection (1A), inserted by the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) Act 1999 (c. 2) section 6, Schedule 6, paragraph 8, information received by the Inland Revenue in connection with their functions under Part III of this Act (certification of pensions schemes) may be disclosed in accordance with section 158A(1).

(8)

The entry in the table relating to the Financial Services Authority was inserted by the Bank of England Act 1998, section 23(2), Schedule 5, paragraph 69(3).

(9)

Section 154A was inserted by the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995, SI 1995/3213 (NI 22) article 165, Schedule 4, paragraph 9. As a result of subsection (1A), inserted by the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999, SI 1999/671, article 6, Schedule 5, paragraph 8, information received by the Inland Revenue in connection with their functions under Part III of this Act (certification of pensions schemes) may be disclosed in accordance with section 154A(1).

(10)

The entry in the table relating to the Financial Services Authority was inserted by the Bank of England Act 1998, section 23(2), Schedule 5, sub-paragraph 70(3).

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