Two senior LDP politicians agreed Tuesday that the government’s full-refund guarantee for demand deposits at failed banks should be extended beyond the scheduled expiration date of March 31, 2003 “for an unspecified span of time,” an LDP legislator said.

Taro Aso, chairman of the LDP Policy Research Council, and Hideyuki Aizawa, chairman of an LDP panel on steps to fight deflation, reached the agreement at a meeting in the Diet building, the legislator said on condition of anonymity.

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