Companies (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 1999

Availability of independent accountant's report.

11.—The Act of 1990 is hereby amended by the insertion of the following section after section 3B (inserted by section 10 ):

“3C. (1) The independent accountant shall supply a copy of the report prepared by him under section 3(3A) to the company concerned or any interested party on written application being made to him in that behalf.

(2) If the court, on application to it in that behalf, directs that that supply may be the subject of such omission, there may be omitted from any copy of the report supplied to the company or an interested party such parts of it as are specified in the direction of the court.

(3) The court may, in particular, on such an application, direct that there may be omitted from such a supply of a copy of the report any information the inclusion of which in such a copy would be likely to prejudice the survival of the company or the whole or any part of its undertaking as a going concern.

(4) If the company concerned is a company referred to in section 3(2) (c) and the Central Bank does not propose to present, or has not presented, (whether alone or acting together with other persons) a petition under section 2 in relation to the company, the independent accountant shall, as soon as may be after it is prepared, supply a copy of the report prepared by him under section 3(3A) to the Central Bank and subsections (2) and (3) shall not apply to such a copy.”.