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Rectification of the register without court order

Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Crispin Blunt
James Brokenshire

NC32

    To move the following Clause:—

      ‘(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for the registrar, on application, to remove from the register any material that derives either from anything done without the authority of the company or from something that is forged.

      (2) Regulations under this section are subject to the affirmative resolution procedure.’.


Guidance on content of the business review

Mr Keith Vaz

NC33

    To move the following Clause:—

      ‘(1) The Secretary of State shall from time to time publish binding, statutory guidance as to the information of each kind mentioned in section 399(4A) to be included in the business review.

      (2) Before publishing the guidance referred to in subsection (1), the Secretary of State shall consult such persons or bodies as he considers relevant.’.


Civil actions and foreign subsidiaries

Mr Keith Vaz

NC34

    To move the following Clause:—

      ‘(1) For this purposes of this section—

      “parent jurisdiction” means the jurisdiction within the United Kingdom in which the parent company is incorporated or (as the case may be) registered;

      “relevant claim” means any claim by any natural person against a relevant subsidiary in respect of personal injury suffered by the claimant outside the United Kingdom;

      “relevant person” means any body corporate incorporated in the United Kingdom or incorporated outside the United Kingdom but required to register a branch or place of business in the United Kingdom;

      “relevant subsidiary” means a subsidiary of a relevant parent which is incorporated outside of the United Kingdom.

      (2) The courts of the parent jurisdiction shall have jurisdiction to determine whether a parent company and its relevant subsidiary shall be jointly and severally liable in respect of any relevant claim pursuant to subsection (3) below.

      (3) In the event that any relevant subsidiary is held liable (whether under this section or otherwise and whether in the courts of the United Kingdom or otherwise) in respect of any relevant claim, any parent company will be jointly and severally liable and that relevant subsidiary in respect of that claim if—

        (a) the parent company—

          (i) was aware or ought reasonably to have been aware of the conduct by the relevant subsidiary which gave rise to the relevant claim;

          (ii) could reasonably foresee that such conduct would give rise to the type of damage which is the subject matter of that claim; and

          (iii) except where a relevant subsidiary is held strictly liable for the consequences of any escape or emission (in which case this paragraph shall not apply), had sufficient opportunity and time in which to take reasonable steps to prevent the loss or injury which is the subject of the relevant claim, but failed to do so; and

        (b) the conduct of the relevant subsidiary which gave rise to the relevant claim would have given rise to some liability (of any kind) on the part of the parent company to that claimant if the parent company had undertaken that conduct itself.’.


Margaret Hodge

114

Schedule 9, page 509, line 17, at end insert—

‘authorised signatory section (Authorised signatories)’.

Margaret Hodge

453

Schedule 9, page 512, leave out line 22.

Margaret Hodge

454

Schedule 9, page 517, line 22, at end insert—

‘small companies regime, for accounts and reports section 363’.

Margaret Hodge

115

Schedule 9, page 514, line 32, leave out ‘section 362 of the 1985 Act’ and insert ‘section (Overseas branch registers)(1)’.

Margaret Hodge

310

Schedule 9, page 515, line 36, at end insert—

‘qualifying pension scheme indemnity provision (in Chapter 7 of Part 10) section (Qualifying pension scheme indemnity provision)’.

Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Crispin Blunt
James Brokenshire

353

Schedule 16, page 543, line 30, at end insert ‘in section 153(3)(d), the words “or purchase”.’.

ORDERS OF THE HOUSE [6TH JUNE AND 5TH JULY 2006]

       That the following provisions shall apply to the Company Law Reform Bill [Lords]:

Committal

        1. The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

        2. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 20th July 2006.

        3. The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

        4. Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

        5. Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

        6. Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

        7. Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of any message from the Lords) may be programmed.


ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE [20TH JUNE 2006]

       That—

        (1) during proceedings on the Company Law Reform Bill [Lords] the Standing Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.00 a.m. on Thursday 15th June) meet—

        (a) at 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 15th June;

        (b) at 10.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday 20th June;

        (c) at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 22nd June;

        (d) at 10.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday 27th June;

        (e) at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 29nd June;

        (f) at 10.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday 4th July;

        (g) at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 6th July;

        (h) at 10.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday 11th July;

        (i) at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 13th July;

        (2) the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 137; Clauses 253 to 361; Clauses 604 to 641; Clauses 676 to 680; Clauses 694 to 777; Schedule 4; Clauses 778 to 795; Schedules 5 to 7; Clauses 796 to 806; Schedule 8; Clauses 807 to 812; Clauses 821 to 846; Schedule 10; Clauses 847 to 849; Schedule 11; Clauses 850 to 871; Schedule 12; Clauses 872 to 881; Schedule 13; Clauses 882 to 893; Schedule 14; Clauses 894 to 901; Schedule 15; Clauses 902 to 919; Clauses 921 to 925; Clauses 139 to 238; Schedule 1; Clauses 239 to 252; Clauses 362 to 529; Clauses 642 to 648; Schedule 2; Clauses 649 to 675; Schedule 3; Clauses 530 to 603; Clauses 681 to 693; Clause 138; new Clauses; new Schedules; Clauses 813 and 814; Schedule 9; Clauses 815 to 820; Clause 920; Schedule 16; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

        (3) the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 13th July.


 
 
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