Central Bank Reform Act 2010

40.

Head of Financial Regulation may certify failure to produce document, etc.

40.— (1) If a person refuses or fails—

( a) to produce a document to the Head of Financial Regulation in accordance with an evidentiary notice,

( b) to provide information to the Head of Financial Regulation,

( c) to attend before the Head of Financial Regulation in accordance with an evidentiary notice, or

( d) to answer a question put to him or her by the Head of Financial Regulation,

the Head of Financial Regulation may certify the refusal or failure to the Court.

(2) The Court may, after hearing any witnesses who may be produced against or on behalf of the person alleged to have so refused or failed and any statement which may be offered in defence, make any order or give any direction it thinks fit.

(3) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (2), the Court may—

( a) order the person concerned to attend or re-attend before the Head of Financial Regulation, or to produce a particular document, provide particular information or answer a particular question put to him or her by the Head of Financial Regulation, or

( b) order that the person concerned need not produce a particular document, provide particular information or answer a particular question put to him or her by the Head of Financial Regulation.