There has been published a Private Members Bill on short selling and bank accounts. The purpose of the Bill is to prohibit short selling; to require disclosure by pension funds and their trustees of records of loans of their shares for the purpose of short selling, and of the fees received in such cases; to require banks and building societies to offer their retail customers current and savings accounts free of any charge for holding the accounts when such accounts are in credit; and for connected purposes. There is no accompanying explanatory memorandum.

View Short Selling and Bank Accounts Bill: As introduced, (PDF 79.7KB), 24 March 2009