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Companies Act 2006

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1037Power to obtain information from former inspectors etc

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(1)After section 446D of the Companies Act 1985 (c. 6) (inserted by section 1036 above) insert—

Power to obtain information from former inspectors etc

446EObtaining information from former inspectors etc

(1)This section applies to a person who was appointed as an inspector under this Part—

(a)who has resigned, or

(b)whose appointment has been revoked.

(2)This section also applies to an inspector to whom the Secretary of State has given a direction under section 446B (termination of investigation).

(3)The Secretary of State may direct a person to whom this section applies to produce documents obtained or generated by that person during the course of his investigation to—

(a)the Secretary of State, or

(b)an inspector appointed under this Part.

(4)The power under subsection (3) to require production of a document includes power, in the case of a document not in hard copy form, to require the production of a copy of the document—

(a)in hard copy form, or

(b)in a form from which a hard copy can be readily obtained.

(5)The Secretary of State may take copies of or extracts from a document produced in pursuance of this section.

(6)The Secretary of State may direct a person to whom this section applies to inform him of any matters that came to that person’s knowledge as a result of his investigation.

(7)A person shall comply with any direction given to him under this section.

(8)In this section—

(a)references to the investigation of a former inspector or inspector include any investigation he conducted under section 433(1) (power to investigate affairs of holding company or subsidiary), and

(b)“document” includes information recorded in any form..

(2)In section 451A of that Act (disclosure of information by Secretary of State or inspector), in subsection (1)(a) for “446” substitute “446E”.

(3)In section 452(1) of that Act (privileged information) for “446” substitute “446E”.

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