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Insurance Companies Act 1982

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48Power of Secretary of State to bring civil proceedings on behalf of insurance company

(1)Section 37(1) of the Companies Act 1967 (power of Secretary of State to bring civil proceedings on behalf of body corpora(e) shall have effect in relation to an insurance company to which this Part of this Act applies (whether or not a body corporate) as if the reference to any information or document obtained under the provisions there mentioned included a reference to any information or document obtained under this Act or any enactment repealed by this Act or by the Insurance Companies Act 1974.

(2)The Secretary of State may bring civil proceedings in the name and on behalf of an insurance company to which this Part of this Act applies (whether or not a body corporate) under subsection (1) of section 163 of the Companies Act (Northern Ireland) 1960 and that subsection shall have effect in relation to such an insurance company as if the reference to any information or document obtained under the provisions there mentioned included a reference to any information or document obtained under this Act or any enactment repealed by this Act or by the Insurance Companies Act 1980 and any reference to the Department of Commerce for Northern Ireland were a reference to the Secretary of State.

(3)Where under a judgment given or decree pronounced in proceedings brought by virtue of section 37(1) of the said Act of 1967 or section 163(1) of the said Act of 1960 on behalf of an insurance company a sum is recovered in respect of a loss of assets representing a fund or funds maintained by the company in respect of its long term business the court shall direct that the sum shall be treated for the purposes of this Act as assets of that fund or those funds and this Act shall have effect accordingly.

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