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Industrial Assurance (Northern Ireland) Order 1979

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Return of policies and premium receipt books after inspectionN.I.

28.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), if at any time a collecting society or industrial assurance company, or any person employed by such a society or company, takes possession of a policy or premium receipt book or other document issued in connection with a policy, a receipt shall be given, and the policy, book or document shall be returned to the owner of the policy within 21 days, unless the policy has been terminated by reason of satisfaction of all claims capable of arising thereunder.

(2) Where possession is taken of a policy, book or document for the purpose of legal proceedings to be taken against a collector by the collecting society or industrial assurance company that issued the policy, the society or company may retain the policy, book or document so long as may be necessary for the purposes of those proceedings, but, in that case, if the policy, book or document is retained for more than 21 days, the society or company shall supply to the owner of the policy a copy thereof certified by the society or company to be a true copy.

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