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3.—(1) The following provisions of the Companies Act 2006 come into force on 20th January 2007—
(a)sections 308 (manner in which notice to be given) and 309 (publication of notice of meeting on website);
(b)section 333 (sending documents relating to meetings etc in electronic form);
(c)section 463 (liability for false or misleading statements in reports);
(d)sections 791 to 810, 811(1) to (3), 813 and 815 to 828 (information about interests in a company’s shares); and
(e)sections 1143 to 1148 and Schedules 4 and 5 (the company communications provisions).
(2) The following provisions of the Companies Act 2006 come into force on 20th January 2007 so far as necessary for the purposes of the provisions mentioned in paragraph (1)—
(a)section 2 (the Companies Acts);
(b)sections 1121, 1122, 1125 to 1131 and 1133 (provisions relating to offences);
(c)section 1168 (hard copy and electronic form and related expressions);
(d)in section 1173 (minor definitions: general), the definition of “working day”; and
(e)section 1284 (extension of Companies Acts to Northern Ireland).
(3) The provisions of the Companies Act 2006, so far as not brought into force by section 1300(1) of that Act or article 2 or the preceding provisions of this article, come into force on 20th January 2007 for the purpose of enabling the exercise of powers to make orders or regulations by statutory instrument.
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