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Industrial Assurance (Northern Ireland) Order 1979

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46.—(1) Any body of persons, not being a collecting society or an industrial assurance company, which carries on industrial assurance business shall, without prejudice to any penalty to which it may thereby become liable, be liable to pay to the owner of any policy of industrial assurance issued by that body such sum as an industrial assurance company which has knowingly issued an illegal policy is under this Order liable to pay to the owner of that illegal policy.

(2) Notwithstanding any limitation on the time for the taking of proceedings contained in any Act or Measure, summary proceedings for offences under this Order or the Friendly Societies Act, where the society by or in respect of which, or the person by or in respect of when, the offence is alleged to have been committed is a collecting society or an officer of such a society, may be commenced at any time within one year of the first discovery thereof by the[F1 relevant authority], but not in any case after more than three years from the commission of the offence.

[F1(2A) In paragraph (2) above “relevant authority” means—

(a)in relation to a time before Schedule 19 to the Friendly Societies Act 1992 came into force, the Registrar; and

(b)in relation to a time after the coming into force of that Schedule, the Commission.]

(3) The court by which a fine is imposed in pursuance of this Order (except Article 43) may direct that the whole or any part thereof shall be applied in or towards the payment of the costs of the proceedings.

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