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Colonial Stock Act 1877

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15Notice of trust

No notice of any trust in respect of any colonial stock, or of any certificate thereof, or of any coupon annexed to such certificate, -shall be entered in the register or receivable by the registrar or by the government of the colony.

16Entry in register of conditions and regulations

The registrar may, before the inscription of any stock, make with respect to the transfer of such stock, or otherwise in relation to such stock, reasonable regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act. A printed copy of the documents containing the authority for and conditions of the issue of stock to which this Act applies, and of all regulations with respect to the transfer of such stock or otherwise in relation to such stock, shall be entered in the register of the stock.

17Register to be evidence

The register kept in pursuance of this Act shall on its mere production from the custody of the registrar be evidence of all matters entered therein, and, as regards persons entered therein -as proprietors of colonial stock to which this Act applies, of the title of those persons to that stock.

18Information to be given respecting register

The registrar shall keep in a separate book a list of the stockholders on whose stock the dividends have been unclaimed for ten years, together with their registered addresses and description, and such list shall be open for inspection at the usual hours of transfer upon payment of such fee, not exceeding two shillings and sixpence, as may be fixed by the regulations. The registrar shall give within a reasonable time after application a certificate stating the following particulars in relation to any colonial stock of which he is registrar, or any part of such stock, or such of those particulars as may be required by the applicant, namely,—

(a)The total amount issued by the colony, and the total inscribed in the register; and

(b)The total number of the persons in whose names the stock or part is originally inscribed, or after the register of such stock or part has been once closed as regards transfers, the total number of the stockholders at the last preceding date at which the transfer books were closed ; and

(c)The total number of each class of persons in whose name the stock or part is originally inscribed, or after the register of the stock or part has been once closed as regards transfers of each class of stockholders at the last preceding date at which the transfer books were closed, the classification being according to the amount held, omitting fractions of two hundred pounds; and

(d)A copy or extract certified by the registrar or by some officer appointed for the purpose to be a true copy or extract of any conditions or regulations required by this Act to be entered in the register. Provided that the registrar shall not be required to give any such certificate in relation to any colonial stock, or part of such stock, until after the expiration of one month after the stock or part of the stock to which the certificate relates has been inscribed. Within a reasonable time after the application of any person who is a stockholder of any colonial stock to which this Act applies, the registrar shall give him a list of the registered names and addresses of the stockholders of such stock at the last preceding date at which the register was closed as regards transfers. The registrar before giving a certificate or list under this section may require payment of such fee not exceeding five shillings and a further sum of twopence for every folio of seventy-two words, or in the case of a list of names and addresses of sixpence for each name and address, as the registrar may from time to time fix. Any certificate or list given under this section shall be admissible in evidence.

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