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Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004

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15Application of provisions inserted by sections 11 and 12 to bodies appointed under section 14
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(1)The following provisions apply, in accordance with this section, in relation to prescribed bodies and their functions under section 14 of this Act—

(a)sections 245D and 245E of the Companies Act 1985 (c. 6) (as inserted by section 11(1) of this Act),

(b)Articles 253D and 253E of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (S.I. 1986/1032 (N.I. 6)) (as inserted by section 11(2) of this Act), and

(c)sections 245F and 245G of and Schedule 7B to the Companies Act 1985 (as inserted by section 12(1) of this Act).

(2)Sections 245D and 245E apply in relation to prescribed bodies and their functions as they apply in relation to persons authorised under section 245C of that Act and persons authorised under Article 253C of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 and the functions of such persons mentioned in sections 245D(3) and 245E(1).

But section 245E so applies as if subsection (2)(b) of that section were omitted.

(3)Articles 253D and 253E apply in relation to prescribed bodies and their functions as they apply in relation to persons authorised under Article 253C of that Order and persons authorised under section 245C of the Companies Act 1985 and the functions of such persons mentioned in Articles 253D(3) and 253E(1).

But Article 253E so applies as if paragraph (2)(b) of that Article were omitted.

(4)Sections 245F and 245G and Schedule 7B apply in relation to prescribed bodies and their functions as they apply in relation to persons authorised under section 245C of that Act and the functions of such persons mentioned in section 245F(2), section 245G(3)(a) and paragraph 16 of Schedule 7B.

(5)But section 245F so applies as if—

(a)subsection (1) of that section provided that the section applies where it appears to a prescribed body that there is, or may be, a question whether any relevant accounts or reports produced by an issuer of listed securities comply with any accounting requirements imposed by listing rules;

(b)the references in section 245F(3)(a) and (b) to “the company” were references to that issuer; and

(c)the references in section 245F(4) and (5) to “the court” were to the High Court or, in Scotland, the Court of Session.

(6)In subsection (5)—

(a)“relevant accounts or reports” means accounts or reports in relation to which the prescribed body has functions under section 14; and

(b)“issuer”, “listing rules” and “security” have the same meanings as in section 14.

(7)In this section “prescribed body” has the same meaning as in section 14.

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