§ 4.—(1) For the purposes of this Schedule a disposal is a disposal of futures or options if it consists in—
- (a) the disposal of one or more futures;
- (b) the disposal of one or more options; or
- (c) the disposal of one or more futures together with one or more options.
§ (2) Subject to sub-paragraph (4) below, any question for the purposes of this Schedule as to whether there is a disposal falling within sub-paragraph (1)(a) to (c) above, or as to when such a disposal is made, shall be determined, on the assumptions specified in sub-paragraph (3) below, in accordance with—
- (a) section 143(5) and (6), 144 and 144A of the 1992 Act (closing out and settlement of futures contracts and rules in relation to options); and
- (b) the other provisions having effect for determining for the purposes of that Act whether or when an asset is disposed of;
§ (3) Those assumptions are—
- (a) that all futures are assets for the purposes of the 1992 Act;
- (b) that the words "in the course of dealing in commodity or financial futures" are omitted in each place where they occur in section 143(5) and (6) of that Act; and
- (c) that any reference in that Act to a financial option within the meaning given by section 144(8) of that Act is a reference to any option that is not a traded option.
§ (4) Subject to sub-paragraph (5) below, where—
- (a) one of a number of related transactions designed to produce a guaranteed return is the grant of an option,
- (b)at least one of the other transactions is a transaction entered into after the grant of the option, and
- (c) the transaction or transactions entered into after the grant of the option is or include a disposal which is not itself the grant of an option,
§ (5) Nothing in sub-paragraph (4) above affects so much of sub-paragraph (2) above as (by applying section 144(2) or 144A(2) of the 1992 Act (cases where options are exercised))—
- (a) requires the grant of an option and the transaction entered into by the grantor in fulfilment of his obligations under that option to be treated for the purposes of this Schedule as a single transaction; or
- (b) determines the time at which such a single transaction is to be treated for the purposes of this Schedule as entered into.
(6) In this paragraph—
'future' means outstanding rights and obligations under a commodity or financial futures contract;
'option' means a traded option or an option which is not a traded option but is an option relating to—
'traded option' has the meaning given for the purposes of subsection (4) of section 144 of the 1992 Act by subsection (8) of that section.