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The Mutual Societies (Electronic Communications) Order 2011

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Inclusion of electronic addresses in register of members

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11.  (1)  In section 63A of the 1974 Act(1) (register of members of registered friendly societies)—

(a)after subsection (1) insert—

(1A) Where a member has notified to the society an electronic address for the purpose of receiving notices or documents under this Act, the requirement under subsection (1) includes a requirement to secure that the register shows—

(a)that electronic address; and

(b)the purposes for which it has been notified.;

(b)after subsection (4) insert—

(4A) Where it appears to a society that an electronic address shown on the register pursuant to subsection (1) is no longer current, the society may remove that address from the register.; and

(c)after subsection (5) insert—

(6) In this section, “electronic address” has the meaning it has in the 1992 Act..

(2) In paragraph 14 of Schedule 3 to the 1992 Act (register of members)—

(a)after sub-paragraph (1) insert—

(1A) Where a member has notified to the society an electronic address for the purpose of receiving notices or documents under this Act, the requirement under sub-paragraph (1) includes a requirement to secure that the register shows—

(a)that electronic address; and

(b)the purposes for which it has been notified.;

(b)after sub-paragraph (4) insert—

(4A) Where it appears to an incorporated friendly society that an electronic address shown on the register pursuant to sub-paragraph (1) is no longer current, the society may remove that address from the register.;

(c)in sub-paragraph (6)(a), insert “postal” before “address”; and

(d)in sub-paragraph (6)(b), after “some other address” insert “(not being an electronic address)”.

(1)

1992 c.40; section 63A was inserted by the Friendly Societies Act 1992, section 95, Sch 16 para 22.

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