HC Deb 18 July 2001 vol 372 cc306-7

Mr. Gareth R. Thomas, supported by Andy Love, Mike Gapes, Doug Naysmith, Gillian Merron, Ken Purchase, Phil Hope, Andy Reed, John McFall, Ian Davidson, Paul Goggins and David Taylor presented a Bill to enable the law relating to societies registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965 to be amended so as to bring it into conformity with certain aspects of the law relating to companies; to amend the procedure whereby such a society may convert itself into, or amalgamate with or transfer its engagements to, a company; to permit a registered society whose business is conducted for the benefit of the community to provide that its assets are dedicated permanently for that purpose; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time on Friday 25 January 2002, and to be printed [Bill 14].