Clause 790
Company Law Reform Bill [Lords]
12:00 pm

Service of documents on company

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Jonathan Djanogly (Shadow Solicitor General (Also Shadow Minister for Trade and Industry), Law Officers (Assist the Home Affairs Team), Shadow Minister (Trade and Industry (Also Shadow Solicitor General), Trade & Industry; Huntingdon, Conservative)

I beg to move amendment No. 394, in clause 790, page 385, line 38, after ‘Scotland’, insert ‘or Northern Ireland’.

Suitably refreshed, Mr. Illsley, we forge on. The clause is designed to ensure that there is a place at which a document may be served for all companies registered in Great Britain, including registered overseas companies. However, it would seem that it does not catch companies registered in Northern Ireland. When the business of such companies is conducted in, say, England, sense would dictate that service should be capable of being effected in England at the companies’ principal places of business.

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Margaret Hodge (Minister of State (Industry and the Regions), Department of Trade and Industry; Barking, Labour)

We accept this one.

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Jonathan Djanogly (Shadow Solicitor General (Also Shadow Minister for Trade and Industry), Law Officers (Assist the Home Affairs Team), Shadow Minister (Trade and Industry (Also Shadow Solicitor General), Trade & Industry; Huntingdon, Conservative)

I am slightly at a loss for words. Obviously that was a remarkably successful break. The Minister is off to a good start and let us hope it continues.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause 790, as amended, ordered to stand part ofthe Bill.