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Part 38E+W+S+N.I.Companies: interpretation

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Meaning of “subsidiary” and related expressionsE+W+S+N.I.

1159Meaning of “subsidiary” etcE+W+S+N.I.

(1)A company is a “subsidiary” of another company, its “holding company”, if that other company—

(a)holds a majority of the voting rights in it, or

(b)is a member of it and has the right to appoint or remove a majority of its board of directors, or

(c)is a member of it and controls alone, pursuant to an agreement with other members, a majority of the voting rights in it,

or if it is a subsidiary of a company that is itself a subsidiary of that other company.

(2)A company is a “wholly-owned subsidiary” of another company if it has no members except that other and that other's wholly-owned subsidiaries or persons acting on behalf of that other or its wholly-owned subsidiaries.

(3)Schedule 6 contains provisions explaining expressions used in this section and otherwise supplementing this section.

(4)In this section and that Schedule “company” includes any body corporate.

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Commencement Information

I1S. 1159 wholly in force at 1.10.2009; s. 1159 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 1300; s. 1159 in force for certain purposes at 6.4.2008 by S.I. 2007/3495, art. 3(4) (with savings in arts. 7, 12); s. 1159 otherwise in force at 1.10.2009 by S.I. 2008/2860, art. 3(u) (with arts. 5, 7, 8, Sch. 2) (as amended by S.I. 2009/1802, art. 18)

1160Meaning of “subsidiary” etc: power to amendE+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations amend the provisions of section 1159 (meaning of “subsidiary” etc) and Schedule 6 (meaning of “subsidiary” etc: supplementary provisions) so as to alter the meaning of the expressions “subsidiary”, “holding company” or “wholly-owned subsidiary”.

(2)Regulations under this section are subject to negative resolution procedure.

(3)Any amendment made by regulations under this section does not apply for the purposes of enactments outside the Companies Acts unless the regulations so provide.

(4)So much of section 23(3) of the Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30) as applies section 17(2)(a) of that Act (effect of repeal and re-enactment) to deeds, instruments and documents other than enactments does not apply in relation to any repeal and re-enactment effected by regulations under this section.

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Commencement Information

I2S. 1160 wholly in force at 1.10.2009; s. 1160 not in force at Royal Assent, see s. 1300; s. 1160 in force for specified purposes at 20.1.2007 by S.I. 2006/3428, art. 3(3) (subject to art. 5, Sch. 1 and with arts. 6, 8, Sch. 5); s. 1160 in force for certain purposes at 6.4.2008 by S.I. 2007/3495, art. 3(4) (with savings in arts. 7, 12); s. 1160 otherwise in force at 1.10.2009 by S.I. 2008/2860, art. 3(u) (with arts. 5, 7, 8, Sch. 2) (as amended by S.I. 2009/1802, art. 18)