Friendly Societies and Industrial and Provident Societies (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014

Amendment of section 77 of Act of 1896

7. Section 77 of the Act of 1896 is amended by the substitution of the following subsections for subsections (1) and (2):

“(1) The registrar may cancel the registry of a society—

(a) if he thinks fit, at the request of the society, to be evidenced in such manner as he may direct, or

(b) on proof to his satisfaction that an acknowledgment of registry has been obtained by fraud or mistake, or that a society exists for an illegal purpose, or has wilfully and after notice from the registrar violated any of the provisions of this Act, or has ceased to exist.

(2) The registrar, in any case in which he might cancel the registry of a society, may suspend the registry for any term not exceeding 3 months, and may renew the suspension for the like period.”.