[345E Statements of policy: procedure]
[345E Statements of policy: procedure]

[(1)     Before a regulator issues a statement under section 345D, the regulator must publish a draft of the proposed statement in the way appearing to the regulator to be best calculated to bring it to the attention of the public.

(2)     The draft must be accompanied by notice that representations about the proposal may be made to the regulator within a specified time.

(3)     Before issuing the proposed statement, the regulator must have regard to any representations made to it in accordance with subsection (2).

(4)     If the regulator issues the proposed statement it must publish an account, in general terms, of—

(a)     the representations made to it in accordance with subsection (2), and

(b)     its response to them.