Trade Union Act, 1941

Change of deposit consequent on change of number of members.

15.—(1) On or within one month after every third anniversary of the making by an authorised trade union of a deposit under this Part of this Act, such trade union shall send to the Minister a statement of the number of its members on such anniversary and, if it is necessary to increase or reduce such deposit by any amount in order to make it equal to the appropriate sum, such trade union shall, not later than four months after such anniversary, increase such deposit by such amount or apply for the return out of such deposit of such amount (as the case may require).

(2) If, in relation to any trade union required to send a statement under this section, there is a failure to send a statement or there is sent a wilfully false statement, such of the members and officers of the trade union as consent to or facilitate the failure to send a statement or the sending of the false statement and, in the case of a trade union registered under the Trade Union Acts, 1871 to 1935, the trade union itself shall each be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds.

(3) Save in pursuance of this section, a trade union shall not, on account of a change in the number of its members, change the amount of a deposit maintained under this Part of this Act.

(4) In this section the expression “the appropriate sum” used in relation to an authorised trade union which sends to the Minister a statement of the number of its members means the sum appropriate to that number of members in accordance with the Schedule to this Act.