Clause 790

Company Law Reform Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:00 pm on 4th July 2006.

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Service of documents on company

Photo of Jonathan Djanogly Jonathan Djanogly Shadow Minister (Justice), Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills), Shadow Solicitor General, 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

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.

Amendment agreed to.

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