The FSA has published a consultation paper entitled: "Extension of the short selling disclosure obligation". This follows the decision taken in January of this year to extend its disclosure obligation in relation to the short selling of stocks in certain UK financial sector companies until 30 June 2009. In this recent paper the FSA proposes to further extend the disclosure obligation. It believes that this will help to minimise the potential for market abuse and its orderly markets in the UK financial sector stocks. While the FSA will not set another expiry date for the disclosure obligation (the current regime expires on 30 June), it does not envisage this obligation will run permanently. It anticipates that the current obligation will be superseded by broad or permanent disclosure measures or be revoked.