Section 816: Removal of entries from register: old entries
1137.Section 217(1) of the 1985 Act provides that a company may remove an entry against a person’s name from the register of interests in shares if more than six years have elapsed since the date of the entry being made, and either:
the entry recorded the fact that the person in question had ceased to have an interest notifiable under Part 6 in the company’s relevant share capital (in which case the person’s name may also be removed from the register); or
the entry has been superseded by a later entry against the same person’s name.
1138.By contrast, this section simply provides that a company is not required to keep information on the register if more than six years have elapsed since the entry was made.