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The Charities Act 1992 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional Provisions) Order 1992

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Provisions of the Act Subject matter of provisions
Section 1 except the definitions of “financial year ”, “independent examiner ” and “special trust ” in subsection (1) and subsection (3)Interpretation of Part I, etc.
Section 2The register of charities
Section 4Power of Commissioners to require charity’s name to be changed
Section 5Effect of a direction under s.4 where charity is a company
Section 6General power to institute inquiries
Section 7Power of Commissioners to obtain information and documents
Section 11Report of inquiry held by Commissioners to be evidence in certain proceedings
Section 13Commissioners' concurrent jurisdiction with High Court for certain purposes
Section 14Trust corporations appointed by Commissioners under 1960 Act
Section 16Common deposit funds
Section 17Power of Commissioners to authorise certain ex gratia payments etc. by charities
Section 29Divestment of charity property held by official custodian for charities
Section 30Provisions supplementary to s.29
Section 31Divestment in the case of land subject to Reverter of Sites Act 1987
Section 38Relaxation of restrictions on wider-range investments
Section 39Extension of powers of investment
Section 43Small charities: power to transfer all property, modify objects etc.
Section 44Small charities: power to spend capital
Section 47Minor and consequential amendments of 1960 Act
Section 49Amendment of Redundant Churches and Other Religious Buildings Act 1969
Section 50Contributions towards maintenance etc. of almshouses
Section 51Fees and other amounts payable to Commissioners
Section 52Disclosure of information to and by Commissioners
Section 53Data protection
Section 54Supply of false or misleading information to Commissioners etc.
Section 55Restriction on institution of proceedings for certain offences
Section 56Enforcement of requirements by order of Commissioners, and other provisions as to orders made by them
Section 57Directions of the Commissioners
Section 75Offences by bodies corporate
Section 76Service of documents
Section 77Regulations and orders
Section 78Minor and consequential amendments and repeals
Section 79Short title, commencement and extent
So much of Schedule 1 as relates to section 4 of the 1960 ActSections 4 and 20 of the Charities Act 1960, as amended
In Schedule 3, paragraphs 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8(b), 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21Minor and consequential amendments of Charities Act 1960
Schedule 5Amendments of Redundant Churches and Other Religious Buildings Act 1969
In Schedule 6, paragraphs 2, 10(a), 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17Minor and consequential amendments
So much of Schedule 7 as is specified in the Appendix to this ScheduleRepeals


ChapterShort titleExtent of repeal
1940 c. 31War Charities Act 1940The whole Act.
1948 c. 29National Assistance Act 1948Section 41.
1958 c. 49Trading Representations (Disabled Persons) Act 1958Section 1(2)(b).
1959 c. 72Mental Health Act 1959Section 8(3).
1960 c. 58Charities Act 1960

In section 4(6), the words from “and any person ” onwards.

Section 6(6) and (9).

Section 7(4).

Section 16(2).

In section 19(6), the words “or the like reference from the Secretary of State ”.

In section 22, subsection (6) and, in subsection (9), the words from “, and the ” to “endowment ” (where last occurring).

In section 30C(1)(c), the words “by or ”.

Section 31.

In section 45(3), the words “Subject to subsection (9) of section twenty-two of this Act, ”.

In section 46, the words “, subject to subsection (9) of section twenty-two of this Act, ”.

In Schedule 1, in paragraph 1(3), the words “Subject to sub-paragraph (6) below, ”.

In Schedule 6, the entry relating to the War Charities Act 1940.

1966 c. 42Local Government Act 1966In Schedule 3, in column 1 of Part II, paragraph 20.
1970 c. 42Local Authority Social Services Act 1970In Schedule 1, the entry relating to section 41 of the National Assistance Act 1948.
1972 c. 70Local Government Act 1972Section 210(8).
1983 c. 41Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983Section 30(3).
1983 c. 47National Heritage Act 1983In Schedule 4, paragraphs 13 and 14.
1985 c. 9Companies Consolidation (Consequential Provisions) Act 1985In Schedule 2, the entry relating to section 30(1) of the Charities Act 1960.
1985 c. 20Charities Act 1985The whole Act (except section 1).
1986 c. 41Finance Act 1986Section 33.

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