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Insurance Companies Act 1982

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Part IVSpecial Classes of Insurers

82Industrial assurance business

(1)In its application to industrial assurance business this Act shall have effect subject to the modifications specified in this section.

(2)Where an insurance company carries on any industrial assurance business, the company shall deposit with the Industrial Assurance Commissioner and the Industrial Assurance Commissioner for Northern Ireland a copy of any document which relates to industrial assurance business and which is deposited with the Secretary of State under section 22(1), (2) and (6) above or which is supplied by the company to the Secretary of State under section 22(5) above.

(3)The provisions of sections 22 and 23(1) above shall have effect in relation to any document mentioned in subsection (2) above as if references in those provisions to the Secretary of State included references to the Commissioner and the Commissioner for Northern Ireland.

(4)Where any document required to be deposited by a company under subsection (4) of section 42 above relates to industrial assurance business the company shall also, within the time required under that subsection, deposit one copy of that document with the Commissioner and the Commissioner for Northern Ireland, and section 71(4) above shall have effect in relation to this subsection as it has effect in relation to that subsection.

(5)Where any business proposed to be transferred as mentioned in section 49 above is or includes industrial assurance business that section and section 50(4) above shall have effect as if references to the Secretary of State included references to the Commissioner and the Commissioner for Northern Ireland.

(6)Where any apportionment is made between the industrial assurance business and any other business carried on by the company in respect of management expenses, income from investments, gains or losses on the disposal of investments, appreciation or depreciation in the value of investments, or taxation, the auditor shall include in his report a special report as to the propriety or otherwise of the apportionment; and a copy of every report of the auditor shall be furnished to the Commissioner and the Commissioner for Northern Ireland.

(7)The provisions of this Act relating to industrial assurance business shall have effect notwithstanding anything in the memorandum or articles of association or rules or special Act of any insurance company carrying on such business; but nothing in this Act shall affect the liability of the industrial assurance fund or of the ordinary long-term insurance fund, in the case of a company established in Great Britain before 1st January 1924 or in Northern Ireland before 1st January 1925, to the prejudice of persons interested in contracts entered into by the company before that date.

(8)The Commissioner shall include in his annual report under section 44 of the Industrial Assurance Act 1923 a report on his proceedings under this Act, and that section shall have effect accordingly.

83Requirements to be complied with by Lloyd's underwriters

(1)The requirements referred to in section 15(4) above are as follows.

(2)Every underwriter shall, in accordance with the provisions of a trust deed approved by the Secretary of State, carry to a trust fund all premiums received by him or on his behalf in respect of any insurance business.

(3)Premiums received in respect of long term business shall in no case be carried to the same trust fund under this section as premiums received in respect of general business, but the trust deed may provide for carrying the premiums received in respect of all or any classes of long term business and all or any classes of general business either to a common fund or to any number of separate funds.

(4)The accounts of every underwriter shall be audited annually by an accountant approved by the Committee of Lloyd's and the auditor shall furnish a certificate in the prescribed form to the Committee and the Secretary of State.

(5)The said certificate shall in particular state whether in the opinion of the auditor the value of the assets available to meet the underwriter's liabilities in respect of insurance business is correctly shown in the accounts, and whether or not that value is sufficient to meet the liabilities calculated—

(a)in the case of liabilities in respect of long term business,

by an actuary ; and

(b)in the case of other liabilities, by the auditor on a basis approved by the Secretary of State.

(6)Where any liabilities of an underwriter are calculated by an actuary under subsection (5) above, he shall furnish a certificate of the amount thereof to the Committee of Lloyd's and to the Secretary of State, and shall state in his certificate on what basis the calculation is made; and a copy of his certificate shall be annexed to the auditor's certificate.

(7)The underwriter shall, when required by the Committee of Lloyd's, furnish to them such information as they may require for the purpose of preparing the statement of business which is to be deposited with the Secretary of State under section 86 below.

84Lloyd's underwriters-financial resources

(1)Subject to such modifications as may be prescribed and to any determination made by the Secretary of State in accordance with regulations, sections 32, 33 and 35 above shall apply to the members of Lloyd's taken together as they apply to an insurance company to which Part II of this Act applies and whose head office is in the United Kingdom.

(2)The powers conferred on the Secretary of State by sections 38 to 41, 44 and 45 above shall be exercisable in relation to the members of Lloyd's if there is a breach of an obligation imposed by virtue of subsection (1) above.

85Lloyd's underwriters-transfer of business

(1)Sections 49 to 52 above shall apply in relation to transfers to and from members of Lloyd's if, and only if, the conditions specified in subsection (2) below are satisfied.

(2)The conditions referred to in subsection (1) above are—

(a)that the transfer is not one where both the transferor and the transferee are members of Lloyd's ;

(b)that the Committee of Lloyd's have by resolution authorised one person to act in connection with the transfer for the members concerned as transferor or transferee ;

(c)that a copy of the resolution has been given to the Secretary of State.

(3)Where sections 49 and 50 or sections 51 and 52 above apply in relation to a transfer to or from members of Lloyd's they shall apply as if—

(a)references to insurance companies to which Part II of this Act applies, or to persons authorised under section 3 or 4 of this Act, included references to members of Lloyd's; and

(b)anything done in connection with the transfer by theperson authorised in accordance with subsection (2)(b) above had been done by the members for whom he acted.

86Statement of business by Committee of Lloyd's

(1)The Committee of Lloyd's shall deposit every year with the Secretary of State a statement in the prescribed form summarising the extent and character of the insurance business done by the members of Lloyd's in the twelve months to which the statement relates.

(2)Regulations made for the purposes of this section may require the statement to deal separately with such classes or descriptions of business as may be specified in the regulations.

87Companies established outside the United Kingdom

(1)The provisions specified in subsection (2) below, if, apart from this section they would not so apply, shall apply in relation to an insurance company incorporated outside the United Kingdom which carries on insurance business within Great Britain or, as the case may be, Northern Ireland as they apply in relation to overseas companies within the meaning of section 406 of the Companies Act 1948 or, as the case may be, companies to which Part X of the Companies Act (Northern Ireland) 1960 applies.

(2)The provisions referred to in subsection (1) above are—

(a)sections 407, 409, 411 to 415 and 425(2) of the Companies Act 1948,

(b)sections 9 to 11 and 37 of the Companies Act 1976,

(c)sections 356, 358 to 364 and 373 of the Companies Act (Northern Ireland) 1960, and

(d)Articles 11 to 13 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1978.

88Unregistered companies

(1)Every insurance company to which Part II of this Act applies, being a company which is not registered under the Companies Act 1948, under the Companies Act (Northern Ireland) 1960 or under the former Companies Acts—

(a)if it has not incorporated in its deed of settlement section 10 of the Companies Clauses Consolidation Act 1845, shall keep a shareholders address book in accordance with the provisions of that section and shall, on the application of any shareholder or policy holder of the company, furnish to him a copy of the book on payment of a sum not exceeding 2£p for every hundred words required to be copied;

(b)shall cause a sufficient number of copies of its deed of settlement to be printed and shall, on the application of any shareholder or policy holder of the company, furnish to him one of those copies on payment of a sum not exceeding 5p.

(2)Any insurance company which makes default in complying with this section shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction in England and Wales and Scotland to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale and, on summary conviction in Northern Ireland to a fine not exceeding £400.

89Insurance companies formed before 1967 in contravention of section 434 of the Companies Act 1948

(1)Section 434 of the Companies Act 1948 (which in certain cases forbids the formation otherwise than under that Act of a company, association or partnership consisting of more than twenty persons) shall be deemed not to have invalidated the formation of any insurance company which immediately before 3rd November 1966 was carrying on in Great Britain insurance business of any class relevant for the purposes of Part I of the Insurance Companies Act 1974 and was carrying on business of that class on 25th July 1973.

(2)In subsection (1) above the reference to the said section 434 includes a reference to any corresponding enactment previously in force.

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