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1111Registrar's requirements as to certification or verificationE+W+S+N.I.

(1)Where a document required or authorised to be delivered to the registrar under any enactment is required—

(a)to be certified as an accurate translation or transliteration, or

(b)to be certified as a correct copy or verified,

the registrar may impose requirements as to the person, or description of person, by whom the certificate or verification is to be given.

(2)The power conferred by section 1068 (registrar's requirements as to form, authentication and manner of delivery) is exercisable in relation to the certificate or verification as if it were a separate document.

(3)Requirements imposed under this section must not be inconsistent with requirements imposed by any enactment with respect to the certification or verification of the document concerned.

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C2S. 1111 applied (with modifications) (1.10.2009) by The Unregistered Companies Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/2436), regs. 3-5, Sch. 1 para. 17(2)(g) (with transitional provisions and savings in regs. 7, 9, Sch. 2)

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I1S. 1111 wholly in force at 1.1.2007, see s. 1300 and S.I. 2006/3428, art. 2(1)(h) (subject to art. 5, Sch. 1 and with arts. 6, 8, Sch. 5)

1112General false statement offenceE+W+S+N.I.

(1)It is an offence for a person knowingly or recklessly—

(a)to deliver or cause to be delivered to the registrar, for any purpose of the Companies Acts, a document, or

(b)to make to the registrar, for any such purpose, a statement,

that is misleading, false or deceptive in a material particular.

(2)A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable—

(a)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or a fine (or both);

(b)on summary conviction—

(i)in England and Wales, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum (or both);

(ii)in Scotland or Northern Ireland, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum (or both).

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Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C3S. 1112 applied (15.12.2007) by The Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations (S.I. 2007/2974), {reg. 4(1)(c)} (with transitional provisions in Sch. 1 para. 2)

1113Enforcement of company's filing obligationsE+W+S+N.I.

(1)This section applies where a company has made default in complying with any obligation under the Companies Acts—

(a)to deliver a document to the registrar, or

(b)to give notice to the registrar of any matter.

(2)The registrar, or any member or creditor of the company, may give notice to the company requiring it to comply with the obligation.

(3)If the company fails to make good the default within 14 days after service of the notice, the registrar, or any member or creditor of the company, may apply to the court for an order directing the company, and any specified officer of it, to make good the default within a specified time.

(4)The court's order may provide that all costs (in Scotland, expenses) of or incidental to the application are to be borne by the company or by any officers of it responsible for the default.

(5)This section does not affect the operation of any enactment making it an offence, or imposing a civil penalty, for the default.

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Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C5S. 1113 applied (15.12.2007) by The Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations (S.I. 2007/2974), {reg. 4(1)(d)} (with transitional provisions in Sch. 1 para. 2)

C7S. 1113 applied (with modifications) by The European Public Limited-Liability Company Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004/2326), reg. 14, Sch. 2 para. 4 (as substituted (1.10.2009) by The European Public Limited-Liability Company (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/2400), reg. {38})

1114Application of provisions about documents and deliveryE+W+S+N.I.

(1)In this Part—

(a)document” means information recorded in any form, and

(b)references to delivering a document include forwarding, lodging, registering, sending, producing or submitting it or (in the case of a notice) giving it.

(2)Except as otherwise provided, this Part applies in relation to the supply to the registrar of information otherwise than in documentary form as it applies in relation to the delivery of a document.

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Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C9Ss. 1114-1119 applied (with modifications) (1.10.2009) by The Unregistered Companies Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/2436), {regs. 3-5, Sch. 1 para. 17(2)(g)} (with transitional provisions and savings in regs. 7, 9, Sch. 2)

Commencement Information

I2S. 1114 wholly in force at 1.10.2009; s. 1114 not in force at Royal Assent, see s. 1300; s. 1114 in force for specified purposes at 1.1.2007 by S.I. 2006/3428, art. 2(2)(c) (subject to art. 5, Sch. 1 and with arts. 6, 8, Sch. 5); s. 1114 otherwise in force at 1.10.2009 by S.I. 2008/2860, art. 3(r) (with arts. 5, 7, 8, Sch. 2) (as amended by S.I. 2009/1802, art. 18) (as amended by S.I. 2009/1802, art. 18)

1115Supplementary provisions relating to electronic communicationsE+W+S+N.I.

(1)Registrar's rules may require a company [F1(or other body)] to give any necessary consents to the use of electronic means for communications by the registrar to the company [F1(or other body)] as a condition of making use of any facility to deliver material to the registrar by electronic means.

(2)A document that is required to be signed by the registrar or authenticated by the registrar's seal shall, if sent by electronic means, be authenticated in such manner as may be specified by registrar's rules.

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C11Ss. 1114-1119 applied (with modifications) (1.10.2009) by The Unregistered Companies Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/2436), {regs. 3-5, Sch. 1 para. 17(2)(g)} (with transitional provisions and savings in regs. 7, 9, Sch. 2)

1116Alternative to publication in the GazetteE+W+S+N.I.

(1)Notices that would otherwise need to be published by the registrar in the Gazette may instead be published by such means as may from time to time be approved by the registrar in accordance with regulations made by the Secretary of State.

(2)The Secretary of State may make provision by regulations as to what alternative means may be approved.

(3)The regulations may, in particular—

(a)require the use of electronic means;

(b)require the same means to be used—

(i)for all notices or for all notices of specified descriptions, and

(ii)whether [F2the company (or other body) to which the notice relates] is registered in England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland;

(c)impose conditions as to the manner in which access to the notices is to be made available.

(4)Regulations under this section are subject to negative resolution procedure.

(5)Before starting to publish notices by means approved under this section the registrar must publish at least one notice to that effect in the Gazette.

(6)Nothing in this section prevents the registrar from giving public notice both in the Gazette and by means approved under this section.

In that case, the requirement of public notice is met when notice is first given by either means.

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Commencement Information

I3S. 1116 wholly in force at 1.10.2009; s. 1116 not in force at Royal Assent, see s. 1300; s. 1116 in force for specified purposes at 20.1.2007 by S.I. 2006/3428, art. 3(3) (subject to art. 5, Sch. 1 and with arts. 6, 8, Sch. 5); s. 1116 otherwise in force at 1.10.2009 by S.I. 2008/2860, art. 3(r) (with arts. 5, 7, 8, Sch. 2) (as amended by S.I. 2009/1802, art. 18)

1117Registrar's rulesE+W+S+N.I.

(1)Where any provision of this Part enables the registrar to make provision, or impose requirements, as to any matter, the registrar may make such provision or impose such requirements by means of rules under this section.

This is without prejudice to the making of such provision or the imposing of such requirements by other means.

(2)Registrar's rules—

(a)may make different provision for different cases, and

(b)may allow the registrar to disapply or modify any of the rules.

(3)The registrar must—

(a)publicise the rules in a manner appropriate to bring them to the notice of persons affected by them, and

(b)make copies of the rules available to the public (in hard copy or electronic form).

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Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C14S. 1117 applied by The European Public Limited-Liability Company Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004/2326), reg. 14, Sch. 2 para. 5 (as substituted (1.10.2009) by The European Public Limited-Liability Company (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/2400), reg. {38})

C15Ss. 1114-1119 applied (with modifications) (1.10.2009) by The Unregistered Companies Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/2436), {regs. 3-5, Sch. 1 para. 17(2)(g)} (with transitional provisions and savings in regs. 7, 9, Sch. 2)

Commencement Information

I4S. 1117 wholly in force at 1.10.2009; s. 1117 not in force at Royal Assent, see s. 1300; s. 1117 in force for specified purposes at 1.1.2007 by S.I. 2006/3428, art. 2(2)(d) (subject to art. 5, Sch. 1 and with arts. 6, 8, Sch. 5); s. 1117 in force for further specified purposes at 6.4.2008 in accordance with S.I. 2007/3495, art. 3(2); s. 1117 otherwise in force at 1.10.2009 by S.I. 2008/2860, art. 3(r) (with arts. 5, 7, 8, Sch. 2) (as amended by S.I. 2009/1802, art. 18)

1118Payments into the Consolidated FundE+W+S+N.I.

Nothing in the Companies Acts or any other enactment as to the payment of receipts into the Consolidated Fund shall be read as affecting the operation in relation to the registrar of section 3(1) of the Government Trading Funds Act 1973 (c. 63).

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Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C17Ss. 1114-1119 applied (with modifications) (1.10.2009) by The Unregistered Companies Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/2436), {regs. 3-5, Sch. 1 para. 17(2)(g)} (with transitional provisions and savings in regs. 7, 9, Sch. 2)

1119Contracting out of registrar's functionsE+W+S+N.I.

(1)Where by virtue of an order made under section 69 of the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 (c. 40) a person is authorised by the registrar to accept delivery of any class of documents that are under any enactment to be delivered to the registrar, the registrar may direct that documents of that class shall be delivered to a specified address of the authorised person.

Any such direction must be printed and made available to the public (with or without payment).

(2)A document of that class that is delivered to an address other than the specified address is treated as not having been delivered.

(3)Registrar's rules are not subordinate legislation for the purposes of section 71 of the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 (functions excluded from contracting out).

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Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C19Ss. 1114-1119 applied (with modifications) (1.10.2009) by The Unregistered Companies Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/2436), {regs. 3-5, Sch. 1 para. 17(2)(g)} (with transitional provisions and savings in regs. 7, 9, Sch. 2)

1120Application of this Part to overseas companiesE+W+S+N.I.

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I5S. 1120 wholly in force at 1.10.2009; s. 1120 not in force at Royal Assent, see s. 1300; s. 1120 in force for specified purposes at 1.1.2007 by S.I. 2006/3428, art. 2(2)(e) (subject to art. 5, Sch. 1 and with arts. 6, 8, Sch. 5); s. 1120 otherwise in force at 1.10.2009 by S.I. 2008/2860, art. 3(r) (with arts. 5, 7, 8, Sch. 2) (as amended by S.I. 2009/1802, art. 18)

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