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Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act (Northern Ireland) 1969

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53Register of members and officers.N.I.

(1)Every registered society shall keep at its registered office a register and enter therein the following particulars:—

(a)the names and addresses of its members;

(b)a statement of the number of shares held by each member and of the amount paid or agreed to be considered as paid on the shares of each member;

(c)a statement of other property in the society, whether in loans, deposits or otherwise, held by each member;

(d)the date at which each person was entered in the register as a member, and the date at which any person ceased to be a member;

(e)the names and addresses of the officers of the society, with the offices held by them respectively, and the dates on which they assumed office.

(2)The said register may be kept either by making entries in bound books or by recording the matters in question in any other manner; but, where it is not kept by making entries in a bound book but by some other means, adequate precautions shall be taken for guarding against falsification and facilitating its discovery.

(3)Every registered society shall either—

(a)keep at its registered office a duplicate register, containing the particulars in the register kept under subsection (1) other than those entered under paragraph (b) or (c) of that subsection; or

(b)so construct the register kept under subsection (1) that it is possible to open to inspection the particulars therein other than the particulars entered under the said paragraph (b) or (c) without exposing those last-mentioned particulars.

(4)The registrar or a person acting on [F1its] behalf may at all reasonable hours inspect any particulars in any register or duplicate register kept under this section.

(5)A registered society's register or duplicate register kept under this section, or any other register or list of members or shares kept by the society, shall be prima facie evidence of any of the following particulars entered therein, that is to say—

(a)the names, addresses and occupations of the members;

(b)the number of shares respectively held by the members, the distinguishing numbers of those shares, if they are distinguished by numbers, and the amount paid or agreed to be considered as paid on any of those shares;

(c)the date at which the name of any person, company or society was entered in that register or list as a member;

(d)the date at which any such person, company or society ceased to be a member.

F1Word in s. 53(4) substituted (6.4.2018 immediately after 2016 c. 16 (N.I.), s. 8(2) comes into force) by The Financial Services Act 2012 (Mutual Societies) Order 2018 (S.I. 2018/323), art. 1, Sch. 2 para. 14 (with art. 3)

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