Railways Act, 1924

Names and addresses of shareholders.

70.—(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in section 10 of the Companies Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845 , it shall be lawful for the amalgamated company to substitute for the Shareholders' Address Book provided for under that section a card or other index (of a type to be approved by the auditors of the amalgamated company) containing the names and addresses of the several shareholders of the amalgamated company and that section in its application to the amalgamated company shall be read and have effect accordingly, and when such card or other index has been so substituted section 34 of the Regulation of Railways Act, 1868 , shall cease to apply to the amalgamated company: Provided that the charge made for a copy of such card or other index shall not exceed the sum of £2 10s. 0d.

(2) If the amalgamated company act in contravention of section 10 of the Companies Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845 , as varied by this section, they shall be liable for each offence to a penalty not exceeding twenty pounds, which shall be recoverable and applied in the same manner as penalties imposed by the Railway Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845 , are for the time being recoverable and applicable.