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Companies Act 1989

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24(1)Schedule 24 (punishment of offences) is amended as follows.

(2)The existing entries for provisions in Part VII are amended as follows, and shall be re-ordered according to the new order of the sections in that Part:

Provision of Part VIIAmendment
223(1)In column 1, for “223(1)” substitute “221(5) or 222(4)”.
223(2)

In column 1, for “223(2)” substitute “222(6)”.

In column 2, for “222(4)” substitute “222(5)”.

231(3)In column 1, for “231(3)” substitute “231(6)”.
231(4)

In column 1, for “231(4)” substitute “232(4)”.

In column 2, for “Schedule 5, Part V” substitute “Schedule 6, Part I”.

235(7)

In column 1, for “235(7)” substitute “234(5)”.

In column 2, for “the section” substitute “Part VII”.

238(2)In column 1, for “238(2)” substitute “233(6)”.
240(5)

In column 1, for “240(5)” substitute “238(5)”.

In column 2, for “company balance sheet” substitute “company’s annual accounts”.

243(1)

In column 1, for “243(1)” substitute “241(2) or 242(2)”.

In column 2, for “company accounts” substitute “company’s annual accounts, directors' report and auditors' report”.

245(1)Omit the entry.
245(2)Omit the entry.
246(2)

In column 1, for “246(2)” substitute “239(3)”.

In column 2, after “accounts” insert “and reports”.

254(6)

In column 1, for “254(6)” substitute “240(6)”.

In column 2, for the present words substitute “Failure to comply with requirements in connection with publication of accounts”.

255(5)Omit the entry.
260(3)Omit the entry.

(3)At the appropriate places insert the following new entries—

233(5)Approving defective accounts.1. On indictment.A fine
2. Summary.The statutory maximum.
234A(4)Laying, circulating or delivering directors' report without required signature.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.
236(4)Laying, circulating or delivering auditors' report without required signature.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.
251(6)Failure to comply with requirements in relation to summary financial statements.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum..

(4)In the entry for section 703(1) (failure by oversea company to comply with requirements as to accounts and reports), in column 2 for the words from “s.700” to the end substitute “requirements as to accounts and reports”.

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