§ After Clause 62, insert the following new Clause:—
§ Regulations with respect to form, etc., of documents, and fees
§ (".—(1) Without prejudice to any other power in that behalf conferred on him by this Act, the Chief Registrar shall have power with the consent of the Treasury by statutory instrument to make regulations with respect to—
- (a) the form of, and the particulars to be included in, any certificate issued under the enactments relating to building societies, and any application, notice or other document made or sent to the Chief Registrar or the registrar under or in pursuance of those enactments; and
- (b) the fees to be paid for the inspection, or the furnishing of copies, of any document in the custody of the Chief Registrar or the registrar, or in connection with the exercise by the Chief Registrar or the registrar of any of their functions under the said enactments.
§ (2) Section twenty-six of, and the Third Schedule to, the Building Societies Act, 1894 (which prescribe the form of certain certificates issued by the registrar), shall have effect as if contained in regulations under this section and may be varied or repealed accordingly.
§ (3) Section forty-four of the principal Act (which confers a power to make regulations with respect to certain fees, and generally for the purpose of carrying into effect the enactments relating to building societies), and so much of subsection (2) of section thirteen of the Building Societies Act, 1939, as provides for the form and contents of the return required by that subsection to be prescribed by rules under the said Act of 1939, shall cease to have effect.891
§ (4) Nothing in the last foregoing subsection shall affect the continuance in force of any regulations in force at the commencement of this Act under section forty-four of the principal Act, or of any rules under the Building Societies Act, 1939, in force at that date and relating to the return required by subsection (2) of section thirteen of the said Act of 1939; but—
- (a) such of the said regulations as could have been made under this section shall have effect as if they had been so made, and may be varied or revoked accordingly;
- (b) such of the said regulations as could not have been so made may be revoked (but not varied) by regulations under this section; and
- (c) the said rules may be varied or revoked by regulations under this section.")
§ VISCOUNT HAILSHAM
My Lords, No. 59 is a new clause simplifying the provisions in the Acts relating to the power to make regulations, and it is required primarily to facilitate consolidation. In those circumstances, I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(Viscount Hailshant.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.