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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2008 No. 161

Companies

The Companies (Tables A to F) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

Made

7th April 2008

Coming into operation

1st May 2008

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment(1) makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by Articles 19(4)(a) and (c) and 681(1) of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986(2).

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Companies (Tables A to F) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 and come into operation on 1st May 2008.

(2) In these Regulations—

“the 1986 Regulations” means the Companies (Tables A to F) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1986(3).

Table C

2.—(1) Table C in the 1986 Regulations is amended as follows.

(2) In article 8 (votes of members) after the words “present in person” where they first occur insert the words “or by proxy”.

Table E

3.  Article 2 of Table E in the 1986 Regulations ceases to have effect.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment on 7th April 2008.

Legal seal

M Bohill

A senior officer of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Companies (Tables A to F) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1986 and apply to a company registered on or after 1st May 2008 which adopts Table C or Table E as articles of association.

Regulation 2 amends article 8 of Table C (articles of association of companies limited by guarantee) to reflect the new rights for proxies to vote on a show of hands provided by sections 284(2)(b) and 324(1) of the Companies Act 2006.

Regulation 3 omits article 2 of Table E (articles of association of unlimited companies) as it conflicts with section 307(1) of the Companies Act 2006.

An informal Keeling schedule to accompany these Regulations is available on the Department’s Companies Registry website.

An impact assessment has not been produced for these Regulations as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.

(1)

Formerly the Department of Economic Development: see S.I. 1999/283 (N.I. 1) Article 3(5)