§ 10 Clause 23, page 30, line 42, after ("body"), insert ("except any within subsection (1)(a) or (b) above").
§ Lord Lyell
My Lords, I hope it might be for the convenience of the House if I speak to Amendments Nos. 9 and 10, and I understand I might be able to move them en bloc. Both of these amendments relate to the classes of the bodies whose names are to form the statutory index to be kept by the Registrar of Companies. The first amendment, No. 9, by requiring the inclusion of societies registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act (Northern Ireland) 1969, will allow such bodies to be shown in the same way as those registered in Great Britain under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965. This particular inclusion was agreed in another place in Committee and it is included in Clause 23(1)(b).
This particular amendment will enable account to be taken of the names of such bodies as well as companies within the meaning of the Companies Act (Northern Ireland) 1960 when considering the registration of companies in Great Britain. Amendment No. 10 honours an undertaking given in Committee in another place to amend the power given to the Secretary of State by Clause 23(3) to vary by order the 936 classes of body whose names will form the index to be kept by the registrar under that clause. What we would call 1948 Act companies and overseas companies—in other words, companies which have complied with Section 407 of the 1948 Act—will form the major part of the index, and it is considered inappropriate that the Secretary of State should have power to delete from the index such classes of bodies. I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendments Nos. 9 and 10.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said amendments.—(Lord Lyell.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.