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Charities Act 2011

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340Enrolment and deposit of documents etc.

(1)The Commission may provide books in which any deed, will or other document relating to a charity may be enrolled.

(2)The Commission may accept for safe keeping any document of or relating to a charity, and the charity trustees or other persons having the custody of documents of or relating to a charity (including a charity which has ceased to exist) may with the consent of the Commission deposit them with the Commission for safe keeping, except in the case of documents required by some other enactment to be kept elsewhere.

(3)Regulations made by the Minister may make provision for such documents deposited with the Commission under this section as may be prescribed by the regulations to be destroyed or otherwise disposed of after such period or in such circumstances as may be so prescribed.

(4)Subsection (3) applies to any document—

(a)transmitted to the Commission under section 52, and

(b)kept by the Commission under section 52(3),

as if the document had been deposited with the Commission for safe keeping under this section.

(5)Subsections (3) and (4) apply (with any necessary adaptations) to documents enrolled by, deposited with or transmitted to the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales under corresponding previous enactments, including in particular the Charitable Trusts Act 1853 to 1939.

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