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Industrial Assurance (Northern Ireland) Order 1979

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Exemptions, total and partialN.I.

12.[F1(1) The Commission may, on the application of a collecting society, grant it a certificate of exemption from all or any of the provisions of this Order, in any case where the Commission is satisfied that the society does not or will not carry on the business of effecting assurances upon human life, premiums in respect of which are received by means of collectors at a greater distance than ten miles from the registered office of the society, and where the Commission is of the opinion that the society is not one to which those provisions ought to apply.]

(2) A certificate of exemption under this Article shall be granted subject to the condition that the collecting society will not employ collectors to receive premiums on policies of assurance upon human life issued by the society at a greater distance than 10 miles from the registered office of the society, and, if, in the case of any society to which a certificate of exemption has been so granted, that condition is at any time not complied with, the society and any collector so employed shall be deemed to have contravened the provisions of this Order, and this Order shall be deemed, as from the date of such non-compliance, to have applied to the society as if such a certificate of exemption had not been granted to it.

(3) A certificate of exemption under this Article shall be subject to revocation by the[F1 Commission], but shall remain in force until—

(a)it has been so revoked, and

(b)notice of the revocation has been—

(i)advertised in the Belfast Gazette and in some newspaper in general circulation in the neighbourhood of the registered office of the society, and

(ii)transmitted to the society by post.

(4) In this Article, “assurance upon human life” does not apply to any contract providing benefits in sickness or other infirmity if the terms of the contract are such that, of the amounts paid by way of premiums thereunder, not less than 60 per cent. will be paid for the purpose of providing those benefits.

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