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Credit Unions Act 1979

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32Northern Ireland

(1)The Treasury may make reciprocal arrangements with the Department of Commerce for Northern Ireland or such other authority as may be specified for the purposes of this subsection by any Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly with a view to securing that, on or after the commencement of this Act.—

(a)the law applicable in England and Wales to credit unions registered at the central office and the law applicable in Scotland to credit unions registered by the assistant registrar for Scotland may be applied, in such cases and subject to such modifications as may be provided in the arrangements, to Northern Ireland credit unions; and

(b)the law applicable in Northern Ireland to Northern Ireland credit unions may be applied, in such cases and subject to such modifications as may be provided in the arrangements, to credit unions registered at the central office or by the assistant registrar for Scotland;

and section 76 of the 1965 Act (which enables societies registered in Northern Ireland to be treated for certain purposes as if they were registered under that Act) shall not apply to Northern Ireland credit unions.

(2)The Treasury may by regulations under section 71 of the 1965 Act make provision for giving effect to any arrangements made under subsection (1) above, and such regulations may in particular—

(a)confer rights and obligations (appropriate to credit unions) under this Act and the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1965 to 1978 on Northern Ireland credit unions in such circumstances as may be specified in the regulations;

(b)confer functions on the chief registrar, the central office and the assistant registrar for Scotland in relation to Northern Ireland credit unions ; and

(c)make such modifications of this Act, the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1965 to 1978 and the Government of Ireland (Companies, Societies, etc.) Order 1922 as appear to the Treasury to be expedient to give effect to the arrangements.

(3)In this section "Northern Ireland credit union" means a society registered as a credit union under the law of Northern Ireland.

(4)An Order in Council made under paragraph 1(1)(b) of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Act 1974 which contains a statement that its purposes correspond to those of this Act shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament instead of the Order, or a draft of the Order, being subject to the procedure set out in paragraph 1(4) or (5) of that Schedule.

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