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N.I.

Provisions applying only to collecting societiesN.I.

Name of societyN.I.

5 .F1—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the last words in the name of a collecting society shall be “collecting society”, and the society shall use its registered name on all documents issued by it and no other name.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to a collecting society registered before 1st January 1896 or to a friendly society which became a collecting society before 7th November 1924.

Annotations:

F1prosp. rep. by 1992 c. 40

Arts. 6‐8 rep. by 1992 c. 40

Obligations as to delivery of policies and copies of rules, etc.N.I.

9.—(1) A collecting society shall supply a member, free of charge, with the following—

(a )F2on his insuring with the society, with a printed policyF3. . . or, if the society has been granted a certificate under Article 12 exempting it from the requirement imposed by this paragraph to supply a policy, with a copy of the rules of the society;

Sub‐paras. (b), (c) rep. by 1992 c. 40

Paras. (2)‐(5) rep. by 1992 c. 40

Annotations:

F2prosp. rep. by 1992 c. 40

Arts. 10, 11 rep. by 1992 c. 40

Exemptions, total and partialN.I.

12.[F4(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[F4 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.

Annotations:

Power to exempt societies registered in Great BritainN.I.

13.—(1) The[F5 Commission] may, on the application of a collecting society[F5 whose registered office is] in Great Britain, by order exempt it from any provision of this Order if he is satisfied that the existence of a provision of an enactment of the Parliament of the United Kingdom renders it unnecessary for the first-mentioned provision to apply to the society.

(2) The[F5 Commission] may by order ( “the revoking order”) revoke an order under paragraph (1).

(3) The[F5 Commission] shall, within the three days next after making the revoking order, give written notice to the collecting society of the making of that order.

(4) The revocation of an order under paragraph (1) shall not take effect until—

(a)such period as may be specified in the revoking order (which shall not be less than the four weeks next after the making thereof) has expired; and

(b)notice that the revoking order has been made has been published in the Belfast Gazette.

Annotations:

Conditional exemption of juvenile societiesN.I.

14.—(1) This Order shall not apply to a juvenile society, notwithstanding that premiums for juvenile members of the society are received by means of collectors, if and so long as premiums of any members of the society who are not juvenile members are not so received.

(2) In this Article—

[F6(3) In paragraph (2) above “shown” means—

(a)in relation to a time before Schedule 19 to the Friendly Societies Act 1992 came into force, shown to the satisfaction of the Registrar in his capacity as Industrial Assurance Commissioner; and

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

Annotations: