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119 General interpretation.U.K.

(1)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

  • the 1974 Act” means the M1Friendly Societies Act 1974;

  • actuary” means an actuary possessing [F1such qualifications, if any, as may be specified in rules made by the Authority under section 340 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (and subsections (3) to (6) of that section apply in relation to an actuary appointed by virtue of any provision of this Act as they apply in relation to an actuary appointed in compliance with such rules)];

  • annuities on human life” does not include superannuation allowances and annuities payable out of any fund applicable solely to the relief and maintenance of persons engaged or who have been engaged in any particular profession, trade or employment, or of the dependants of such persons;

  • [F2“the Authority” means the Financial Services Authority;]

    • appointed actuary” means the actuary appointed [F3in accordance with rules made under section 340 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000];

    • the appropriate actuary” means—

      (a)

      if the society is under [F4a duty imposed by rules made by the Authority under section 340 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000], the society’s appointed actuary; and

      (b)

      if it is not under [F5such a] duty, an actuary appointed to perform the function in question;

  • F6. . .

    • F6. . .

    • F6. . .

    • F6. . .

    • committee of management” means the committee of management or other directing body of a society or branch;

    • contract of insurance” includes any contract the effecting of which constitutes the carrying on of insurance business by virtue of section 117 above;

    • [F7“controller” has the meaning given by section 55A above;]

    • the court” except in relation to the winding-up of an incorporated friendly society, means—

      (a)

      in the case of a body whose registered office is situated in England and Wales or in Northern Ireland, the county court for the district in which the office is situated;

      (b)

      in the case of a body whose registered office is situated in Scotland, the sheriff in whose jurisdiction the office is situated;

    and, in relation to the winding-up of an incorporated friendly society, means the court which has jurisdiction under the applicable winding-up legislation to wind-up the society;

    • F6. . .

    • [F8“EEA Agreement” means the Agreement on the European Economic Area signed at Oporto on 2nd May 1992 F9 as adjusted by the Protocol signed at Brussels on 17th March 1993 F10;

      F8“EEA State” means a State which is a Contracting Party to the EEA Agreement but, until the EEA Agreement comes into force in relation to Liechtenstein, does not include Liechtenstein;

      F8“EFTA State” means an EEA State which is not a member State;]

    • financial year” is to be construed in accordance with section 118;

    • the first general insurance Directive” means Council Directive 73/239/EEC of 24th July 1973 on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the taking-up and pursuit of the business of direct insurance other than life assurance;

    • the first life Directive” means Council Directive 79/267/EEC of 5th March 1979 on the co-ordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the taking up and pursuit of the business of direct life assurance;

    • [F11“the general insurance Directives” means the first general insurance Directive, the second general insurance Directive and the third general insurance Directive as amended, and such other Directives as make provision with respect to the business of direct insurance other than life assurance;]

    • group business” is to be construed in accordance with section 11 above;

    • jointly controlled body” is to be construed in accordance with section 13 above;

    • [F12“the life Directives” means the first life Directive, the second life Directive and the third life Directive as amended, and such other Directives as make provision with respect to the business of direct life assurance;

      “manager”, in relation to a friendly society to which section 37(2) or (3) above applies, means any person (other than an employee of a society) appointed by the society to manage any part of its insurance business, or any employee of the society (other than a chief executive) who, under the immediate authority of a member of the committee of management or chief executive of the society–

    (a)

    exercises managerial functions, or is responsible for maintaining accounts or other records of the society; and

    (b)

    is not a person whose functions relate exclusively to business conducted from a place of business which is not in a member State;]

    • memorandum” has the meaning given by paragraph 4(3) of Schedule 3 to this Act;

    • modifications”, in relation to enactments, includes additions, omissions and amendments;

    • non-insurance business” means business falling within head C of Schedule 2 to this Act;

    • notice” means written notice and “notice to” a person means notice given to that person, and “notify” shall be construed accordingly;

    • F6. . .

    • officer” means—

    (a)

    in relation to a registered friendly society or a registered branch—

    (i)

    a trustee;

    (ii)

    the treasurer, secretary and chief executive (however described);

    (iii)

    a member of the committee of management; and

    (iv)

    a person appointed by the society or branch to sue or be sued on its behalf; or

    (b)

    in relation to an incorporated friendly society, a member of the committee of management, the chief executive (however described) and the secretary;

    • the public file”, in relation to a friendly society, means the file relating to the society which the [F13Authority] is required to maintain under section 104 above;

    • registered address”, in relation to a member of an incorporated friendly society, has the meaning given by paragraph 14(6) of Schedule 3 to this Act;

    • the second general insurance Directive” means Council Directive 88/357/EEC of 22nd June 1988 on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to direct insurance other than life assurance and laying down provisions to facilitate the effective exercise of freedom to provide services and amending Directive 73/239/EEC;

    • the second life Directive” means Council Directive 90/619/EEC of 8th November 1990 on the co-ordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to direct life assurance, laying down provisions to facilitate the effective exercise of freedom to provide services and amending Directive 79/267/EEC;

    • special resolution” has the meaning given by paragraph 7 of Schedule 12 to this Act;

    • subscription” includes any premium or other sum (however described) payable, in respect of the provision of benefits, by (or on behalf of) a member of a friendly society under the rules of the society;

    • subsidiary” is to be construed in accordance with section 13 above; and

    • [F14“supervisory authority”, in relation to an EEA State other than the United Kingdom, means the authority responsible in that State for supervising [F15persons whose business consists of effecting or carrying out contracts of insurance];

      F14“the third general insurance Directive” means Council Directive 92/49/EEC of 18th June 1992 F16 on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to direct insurance other than life assurance and amending Directives 73/239/EEC F17 and 88/357/EEC F18;

      F14“the third life Directive” means Council Directive 92/96/EEC of 10th November 1992 F19 on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to direct life assurance and amending Directives 79/267/EEC F20 and 90/619/EEC F21;]

    • . . ..

[F22(1AA)Any reference in this Act to the seal of the Authority is a reference to the seal provided for in regulations made under section 109(1)(b) of the Friendly Societies Act 1974 (and not to the Authority’s common seal).]

[F23(1A)References in this Act to the first or third general insurance Directive, or to the first or third life Directive, are references to that Directive as amended by the [F24European Parliament and Council Directive of 29th June 1995 amending Directives 77/780/EEC and 89/646/EEC in the field of credit institutions, Directives 72/239/EEC and 92/96/EEC in the field of non-life insurance, Directives 79/267/EEC and 92/49/EEC in the field of life assurance, Directive 93/22/EEC in the field of investment firms and Directive 85/611/EEC in the field of undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) with a view to reinforcing prudential supervision (No. 95/26/EC)].]

F25(1B). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F26(1C)In the definition of “supervisory authority” in subsection (1), the reference to contracts of insurance and to effecting or carrying out such contracts must be read with—

(a)section 22 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;

(b)any relevant order under that section; and

(c)Schedule 2 to that Act.]

(2)References in this Act to the “ECU” are to the unit of account of that name defined in Council Regulation (EEC) No.3180/78 as amended; and the exchange rates as between the ECU and pounds sterling to be applied for each year beginning on 31st December shall be the rates applicable on the last day of the preceding October for which exchange rates for the currencies of all the member States were published in the Official Journal of the Communities.

Textual Amendments

F1Words in the definition of “actuary” in s. 119(1) substituted (17.8.2001 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2617, arts. 2, 8(1), 13(1), Sch. 3 para. 115(a)(i) (with art. 13(3), Sch. 5); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

F2Definition of “the authority” in s. 119(1) inserted (17.8.2001 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2617, arts. 2, 8(1), 13(1), Sch. 3 para. 115(a)(ii) (with art. 13(3), Sch. 5); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

F3Words in the definition of “appointed actuary” in s. 119(1) substituted (17.8.2001 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2617, arts. 2, 8(1), 13(1), Sch. 3 para. 115(a)(iii) (with art. 13(3), Sch. 5); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

F4S. 119(1): Words in para. (a) of the definition of “appropriate actuary” substituted (17.8.2001 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2617, arts. 2, 8(1), 13(1), Sch. 3 para. 115(a)(iv)(A) (with art. 13(3), Sch. 5); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

F5S. 119(1): Words in para. (b) of the definition of “appropriate actuary” substituted (17.8.2001 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2617, arts. 2, 8(1), 13(1), Sch. 3 para. 115(a)(iv)(B) (with art. 13(3), Sch. 5); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

F6Definitions of “the central office”, “the Chief Registrar”, “collecting society”, “the Commission”, “the criteria of prudent management” and “notifiable voting rights” in s. 119(1) repealed (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2617, arts. 2(b), 13(2), Sch. 4 (with art. 13(3), Sch. 5); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

F7S. 119(1): definition inserted (1.9.1994) by S.I. 1994/1984 reg. 30(a)

F8S. 119(1): definition inserted (1.9.1994) by S.I. 1994/1984, reg. 30(b)

F9O.J. L1, 3.1.94, page 3.

F10O.J. L1, 3.1.94, page 572.

F11S. 119(1): definition substituted (1.9.1994) by S.I. 1994/1984 reg. 30(c)

F12S. 119(1): definitions of “the life Directives” and “manager” substituted for definition of “the life Directives” (1.9.1994) by S.I. 1994/1984, reg. 30(d)

F13Words in the definition of “the public file” in s. 119(1) substituted (17.8.2001 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2617, arts. 2, 8(1), 13(1), Sch. 3 para. 115(a)(vi) (with art. 13(3), Sch. 5); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

F14S. 119(1): definition inserted (1.9.1994) by S.I. 1994/1984, reg. 30(f)

F15Words in the definition of “supervisory authority” in s. 119(1) substituted (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3649, arts. 1, 205(3)

F16O.J. L228, 11.8.92, page 1.

F17O.J. L228, 16.8.73, page 3.

F18O.J. L172, 4.7.88, page 1.

F19O.J. L360, 9.12.92, page 1.

F20O.J. L63. 13.3.79, page 1.

F21O.J. L330, 29.11.90, page 50.

F22S. 119(1AA) inserted (17.8.2001 for specified purposes and otherwise 1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/2617, arts. 2, 8(1), 13(1), Sch. 3 para. 115(b) (with art. 13(3), Sch. 5); S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

F24Words in s. 119(1A) substituted (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3649, arts. 1, 205(4)

F25S. 119(1B) repealed (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3649, arts. 1, 205(5)

F26S. 119(1C) inserted (1.12.2001) by S.I. 2001/3649, arts. 1, 205(6)

Commencement Information

I1Ss. 116-119 wholly in force at 8.6.1992 see s. 126(2) and S.I. 1992/1325, art. 2(c).

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