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Bank of England: Assets

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 12 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Bank of England has received requests to buy assets in all sectors. (256184)

As set out in its market notice on 6 February 2009, the Bank of England is currently consulting with the financial markets on the operational details of the asset purchase facility. The facility is expected to commence operation on 13 February 2009.