Collection T-BC - Independent enquiry into relations between Western Isles Island Council and Bank of Credit and Commerce International records

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GB 249 T-BC

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Independent enquiry into relations between Western Isles Island Council and Bank of Credit and Commerce International records

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  • 1991 (Creation)

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1 metre

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Biographical history

In July 1991, Alan Alexander, then Professor of Local and Public Management in the University of Strathclyde, was commissioned by the Western Isles Island Council to conduct an independent enquiry into the losses sustained by the Council in the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) on 5 July 1991.

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Report and documents relating to the enquiry.

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Closed until 5 July 2021. Submit FOI enquiry before that date.

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  • English

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Extensive media coverage in 1991 after the Bank's collapse.

Published reports of Government enquiries, 1991-1992, into the supervision of BCCI by the Bank of England, and into BCCI's relations with local authorities.

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