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Industrial and Provident Societies Act (Northern Ireland) 1969

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I SOCIETIES WHICH MAY BE REGISTERED

    1. 1.Societies which may be registered.

  3. PART II REGISTERED SOCIETIES

    1. Registration of Societies

      1. 2.Registration of society.

      2. 3.Registration to effect incorporation of society with limited liability.

      3. 4.Existing societies deemed to be registered.

    2. Name and maximum shareholding

      1. 5.Name of society.

      2. 6.Maximum shareholding in society.

    3. Operations of registered society

      1. 7.Carrying on of banking by societies.

    4. Capacity of society and power of committee to bind it

      1. 7A.Capacity of society not limited by its rules

      2. 7B.Power of committee to bind society

      3. 7C.No duty to enquire as to capacity of society or authority of committee

      4. 7D.Transactions with committee members and other persons in excess of powers

      5. 7E.Definitions relating to section 7D

    5. Provisions as to rules

      1. 8.Acknowledgment of registration of rules.

      2. 9.Amendment of registered rules.

      3. 10.Rules as to fund for purchase of government securities.

      4. 11.Rules of agricultural, horticultural or forestry society.

      5. 12.Supplementary provisions as to rules.

      6. 13.Rules to bind members.

      7. 14.Provision of copies of rules.

    6. Cancellation, suspension or refusal of registration of society or rules

      1. 15.Cancellation of registration of society.

      2. 16.Suspension of registration of society.

      3. 17.Appeal from refusal, cancellation or suspension of registration of society or rules.

    7. Membership and special provisions affecting members

      1. 18.Bodies corporate as members of society.

      2. 19.Members under age of eighteen.

      3. 20.Advances to members.

      4. 21.Remedy for debts from members.

      5. 22.Nomination to property in society.

      6. 23.Proceedings on death of nominator.

      7. 24.Provision for small payments on death.

      8. 25.Payments in respect of mentally incapable persons.

      9. 26.Validity of payment to persons apparently entitled.

    8. Contracts, property, etc., of society

      1. 27.Promissory notes and bills of exchange.

      2. 28.Contracts.

      3. 28A.Purported contracts, deeds and obligations

      4. 28B.Common seal

      5. 28C.Execution of documents

      6. 28D.Power of society to have official seal for use abroad

      7. 28E.Effect of use of official seal

      8. 28F.Authorisation of use of official seal

      9. 29.Charges on assets of registered societies.

      10. 30.Holding of land.

      11. 31.Investments.

      12. 32.Proxy voting by societies.

      13. 33.Discharge of mortgages.

      14. 34.Receipt on payment of moneys secured to a society.

    9. Accounts, etc.

      1. 35.Books of account, etc.

      2. 36.Form in which books of account may be kept.

      3. 37.General provisions as to accounts and balance sheets of registered societies.

      4. 37A.Publication of accounts and balance sheets of registered societies.

      5. 38.Obligation to appoint auditors.

      6. 38A.Power of registered societies to disapply section 38.

      7. 39.Re-appointment and removal of qualified auditors.

      8. 40.Provisions as to resolutions relating to appointment and removal of auditors.

      9. 41.Qualified auditors.

      10. 42.Restrictions on appointment of auditors.

      11. 43.Auditors' report and right of access to books and to attend and be heard at meetings.

      12. 43A.Duty to obtain accountant's reports where section 38 applied.

      13. 43B.Rights of person appointed under section 43A(2).

      14. 43C.Registrar's power to require accounts for past years to be audited.

      15. 44.Remuneration of qualified auditors.

      16. 45.Group accounts.

      17. 46.Exemption from requirements in respect of group accounts.

      18. 47.Meaning of “subsidiary” .

      19. 48.Annual returns.

      20. 49.Display of latest balance sheet.

    10. Officers, receivers, etc.

      1. 50.Security by officers.

      2. 51.Duty of officers of society to account.

      3. 52.Duties of receiver or manager of society's property.

    11. Registers, books, etc.

      1. 53.Register of members and officers.

      2. 54.Restriction on inspection of books.

      3. 55.Inspection of books by members, etc.

      4. 56.Inspection of books by order of registrar.

      5. 57.Production of documents and provision of information for certain purposes.

      6. 58.Appointment of inspectors and calling of special meetings.

    12. Amalgamations, transfers of engagements and conversions

      1. 59.Amalgamation of societies.

      2. 60.Transfer of engagements between societies.

      3. 61.Conversion into, or transfer of engagements to, company.

      4. 62.Conversion of company into registered society.

      5. 63.Saving for rights of creditors.

    13. Dissolution of society

      1. 64.Dissolution of registered society.

      2. 65.Power of registrar to petition for winding-up.

      3. 66.Liability of members in winding-up.

      4. 67.Instrument of dissolution.

    14. Special restriction on dissolution, etc.

      1. 68.Restriction on dissolution or cancellation or registration of society.

    15. Disputes, offences and legal proceedings

      1. 69.Decision of disputes.

      2. 70.General offences by societies, etc.

      3. 71.Offences by societies to be also offences by officers, etc.

      4. 72.Continuing offences.

      5. 73.Punishment of fraud or misappropriation.

      6. 74.Penalty for falsification.

      7. 75.Institution of proceedings.

      8. 76.Recovery of costs, etc.

      9. 77.Application of Part II to credit unions.

  4. Pt III (ss. 78-96) rep. by 1985 NI 12

    1. Pt III (ss. 78-96) rep. by 1985 NI 12

  5. PART IV MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL

    1. 97.Regulations.

    2. 98.Form, deposit and evidence of documents.

    3. 99.Exercise of functions of registrar.

    4. 100.Annual reports by registrar.

    5. 101.Interpretation.

    6. 102.Great Britain societies.

    7. 103.Repeals, savings and transitional provisions.

    8. 104.Short title and commencement.

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      MATTERS TO BE PROVIDED FOR IN SOCIETY'S RULES

      1. PART I INDUSTRIAL AND PROVIDENT SOCIETIES. . .

        1. 1.The name of the society, which shall comply with the...

        2. 2.The objects of the society.

        3. 3.The place which is to be the registered office of...

        4. 4.The terms of admission of the members, including any society...

        5. 5.The mode of holding meetings, the scale and right of...

        6. 6.The appointment and removal of a committee, by whatever name,...

        7. 7.Determination in accordance with section 6 of the maximum amount...

        8. 8.Determination whether the society may contract loans or receive moneys...

        9. 9.Determination whether the shares or any of them shall be...

        10. 10.Provision for the audit of accounts.

        11. 11.Determination whether and, if so, how members may withdraw from...

        12. 12.The mode of application of profits of the society.

        13. 13.If the society is to have a common seal, provision...

        14. 14.Determination whether and, if so, by what authority, and in...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      FORM OF STATEMENT BY SOCIETY CARRYING ON BANKING

      1. 1.Capital of the society on 1st January or 1st July...

      2. 2.Liabilities of the society on the same date:—

      3. 3.Assets of the society on the same date:—

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      FORM OF RECEIPT ON MORTGAGE, ETC.

      1. The     Limited hereby acknowledges to have received all moneys...

      2. Dated this   day of  

      3.     Members of the Committee     Secretary

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      FORMS OF BOND FOR OFFICERS OF SOCIETY

      1. FORM A

        1. Know all men by these presents, that we, A.B., of...

        2. Whereas the above-bounden A.B. has been duly appointed to the...

        3. Signed and delivered as a deed in the presence of...

      2. FORM B

        1. Know all men by these presents that I  , of...

        2. [And know further that I [we]   as surety [sureties]...

        3. Dated the   day of   .

        4. The condition of the above-contained bond is that if the...

        5. Signed and delivered as a deed by the above-named  ...

        6. [The words between brackets against which we have set our...

        7.   and   *If no words are struck out in the bond...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

      1. 1.Where, after the passing of this Act, the provisions of...

      2. 2.Where, after the passing of this Act, neither subsection (1)...

      3. 3.For the purpose of the application to a registered society,...

      4. 4.Where, after the passing of this Act, the provisions of...

      5. 5.Where, after the passing of this Act, the provisions of...

      1. Schedule 6—Repeals

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