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Companies Act 1948

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201Particulars with respect to directors in trade catalogues, circulars, &c

(1)Every company to which this section applies shall, in all trade catalogues, trade circulars, showcards and business letters on or in which the company's name appears and which are issued or sent by the company to any person in any part of His Majesty's dominions, state in legible characters with respect to every director being a corporation, the corporate name, and with respect to every director being an individual, the following particulars—

(a)his present Christian name, or the initials thereof, and present surname;

(b)any former Christian names and surnames;

(c)his nationality, if not British:

Provided that, if special circumstances exist which render it in the opinion of the Board of Trade expedient that such an exemption should be granted, the Board may by order grant, subject to such conditions as may be specified in the order, exemption from the obligations imposed by this subsection.

(2)This section shall apply to—

(a)every company registered under this Act or under the Companies Act, 1929, or the Acts repealed thereby unless it was registered before the twenty-third day of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen; and

(b)every company incorporated outside Great Britain which has an established place of business within Great Britain, unless it had established such a place of business before the said date; and

(c)every company licensed under the Moneylenders Act, 1927, whenever it was registered or whenever it established a place of business.

(3)If a company makes default in complying with this section every officer of the company who is hr default shall be liable on summary conviction for each offence to a fine not exceeding five pounds, and for the purposes of this subsection, where a corporation is an officer of the company, any officer of the corporation shall be deemed to be an officer of the company. Provided that in England no proceedings shall be instituted under this section except by, or with the consent of, the Board of Trade.

(4)For the purposes of this section—

(a)the expression " director " includes any person in accordance with whose directions or instructions the directors of the company are accustomed to act and the expression " officer " shah be construed accordingly;

(b)the expression " initials " includes a recognised abbreviation of a Christian name; and

(c)the expression " showcards " means cards containing or exhibiting articles dealt with, or samples or representations thereof;

and paragraphs (b), (c) and (d) of subsection (9) of the last foregoing section shall apply as they apply for the purposes of that section.

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