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Companies Act 1989

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127Supplementary provisions as to company records and related matters

(1)In Part XXIV of the [1985 c. 6.] Companies Act 1985 (the registrar of companies, his functions and offices), after section 715 insert—

715AInterpretation

(1)In this Part—

  • “document” includes information recorded in any form; and

  • “legible”, in the context of documents in legible or non-legible form, means capable of being read with the naked eye.

(2)References in this Part to delivering a document include sending, forwarding, producing or (in the case of a notice) giving it..

(2)In section 708(1) of the [1985 c. 6.] Companies Act 1985 (fees)—

(a)in paragraph (a) for the words from “any notice or other document” to the end substitute “any document which under those Acts is required to be delivered to him”, and

(b)in paragraph (b) omit “or other material”.

(3)Omit sections 712 and 715 of the [1985 c. 6.] Companies Act 1985 (removal and destruction of old records).

(4)In section 713(1) (enforcement of duty to make returns, &c.), for the words from “file with” to “or other document” substitute “deliver a document to the registrar of companies”.

(5)In section 735A(2) of the [1985 c. 6.] Companies Act 1985 (provisions applying to Insolvency Act 1986 and [1986 c. 46.] Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 as to the Companies Acts)—

(a)after “707(1),” insert “707A(1),”,

(b)after “708(1)(a) and (4),” insert “709(1) and (3),”, and

(c)for “710(5)” substitute “710A”.

(6)After section 735A of the [1985 c. 6.] Companies Act 1985 insert—

735BRelationship of this Act to Parts IV and V of the Financial Services Act 1986

In sections 704(5), 706(1), 707(1), 707A(1), 708(1)(a) and (4), 709(1) and (3), 710A and 713(1) references to the Companies Acts include Parts IV and V of the Financial Services Act 1986..

(7)In Schedule 22 to the [1985 c. 6.] Companies Act 1985 (unregistered companies), in the entry for Part XXIV for “sections 706, 708 to 710, 712 and 713” substitute “sections 706 to 710A, 713 and 715A”.

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