Companies Act 2014

1069.

Where register to be kept, inspection of register, inspection of reports, etc.

1069. (1) Chapter 10 of Part 4 , as adapted by this section, shall apply in relation to—

(a) the register under section 1061 ; and

(b) any report referred to in section 1065 .

(2) For the purposes of this section, Chapter 10 of Part 4 is adapted as follows:

(a) in section 215(a) , there shall be added the following definitions:

“‘individual and group acquisitions register’ means the register kept by the company pursuant to section 1061(1) ;

‘share interest investigation report’ means any report referred to in section 1065 caused to be prepared by the company;”;

(b) section 216(1) shall have effect as if, in addition to the registers and documents specified in that provision as being registers and documents to which section 216 applies, that provision specified the individual and group acquisitions register and the share interest investigation report as being, respectively, a register and a document to which that section applies; and

(c) each of subsections (9), (11) and (12) of section 216 shall have effect as if, in addition to the registers or documents specified in the particular subsection, there were specified in the particular subsection the individual and group acquisitions register and the share interest investigation report.

(3) The register under section 1061 shall also be and remain open and accessible to any person attending the PLC’s annual general meeting at least one quarter hour before the appointed time for the commencement of the meeting and during the continuance of the meeting.

(4) A report referred to in section 1065(1) shall be made available for inspection in accordance with Chapter 10 of Part 4 (as so adapted) within a reasonable period (not more than 15 days) after the date of conclusion of the investigation concerned.

(5) Each report referred to in section 1065(2) shall be made available for inspection in accordance with Chapter 10 of Part 4 (as so adapted) within a reasonable period (not more than 15 days) after the end of the period to which it relates.

(6) Such a report (that is a report whether referred to in section 1065(1) or (2)) shall continue to be so made available for inspection for a period that expires 6 years beginning on the day after the first day that it is made available for inspection in accordance with the foregoing provisions.

(7) Section 127(1) (access to documents during business hours) shall apply for the purposes of Chapter 10 of Part 4 , as that Chapter is adapted for the purposes of this section, as it applies in relation to the relevant provisions of Part 4 .