The Building Societies (Business Names) Regulations 1998

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Published: 1998-12-23

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 3186

BUILDING SOCIETIES
The Building Societies (Business Names) Regulations 1998

Made
23rd December 1998

Laid before Parliament
24th December 1998

Coming into force
1st March 1999

The Building Societies Commission, with the consent of the Treasury, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by paragraphs 10A(3) and 10C(6) of Schedule 2 to the Building Societies Act 1986(1), hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Building Societies (Business Names) Regulations 1998 and shall come into force on 1st March 1999.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In these Regulations “the Act” means the Building Societies Act 1986 and “the Schedule” means the Schedule to these Regulations.

(2) Where a word or expression is specified in the Schedule, plural and possessive forms of that word or expression shall be taken to be similarly specified.

Words and expressions for which the Commission’s approval is required

3.  The words and expressions stated in column (1) of the Schedule are hereby specified as words and expressions for the use of which as or as part of a building society’s business name the approval of the Commission is required by paragraph 10A(2) of Schedule 2 to the Act.

Words and expressions in which Government departments or other bodies may have an interest

4.  Subject to regulation 5, each Government department or other body stated in column (2) of the Schedule is hereby specified as the relevant body for the purposes of paragraph 10A(4) of Schedule 2 to the Act in relation to the word or expression opposite to it in column (1) of the Schedule.

Scotland and Northern Ireland

5.  Where an entry in column (2) of the Schedule names more than one Government department or other body–

(a)in the case of a building society whose principal office is in Scotland, any department or body before whose name the words “(in Scotland)” appear shall be taken to be specified to the exclusion of any other department or body named in the entry;

(b)in the case of a building society whose principal office is in Northern Ireland,

(i)any department or body before whose name the words “(in Northern Ireland)” appear shall be taken to be specified to the exclusion of any other department or body named in the entry; and

(ii)where there is no department or body before whose name the words “(in Northern Ireland)” appear, the department or body named in the entry other than one preceded by the words “(in Scotland)” in the entry shall be taken to be specified to the exclusion of such other department or body named in the entry; and

(c)in the case of a building society whose principal office is in England or Wales, the department or body named in the entry other than one preceded by the words “(in Scotland)” or “(in Northern Ireland)” shall be taken to be specified to the exclusion of any such department or body named in the entry.

In witness whereof the common seal of the Building Societies Commission is hereto fixed, and is authenticated by me, a person authorised under paragraph 14 of Schedule 1 to the Building Societies Act 1986, on

L.S.
G.S. Johnson
Secretary to the Commission
18th December 1998.

We consent to these Regulations.

Clive Betts
Jim Dowd
Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury
23rd December 1998

Regulations 3 to 5

SCHEDULESPECIFICATION OF WORDS, EXPRESSIONS AND RELEVANT BODIES

Column (1)
Column (2)

Word or expression
Relevant body

Abortion
Department of Health

Apothecary
Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London or Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

Association
Assurance
Assurer
Authority
Benevolent
Board
British
Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce, Training and Enterprise
Chamber of Industry
Chamber of Trade

Charitable

Charity

The Charity Commission or (in Scotland) the Scottish Office Home Department or (in Northern Ireland) the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland

Charter
Chartered

Contact Lens
General Optical Council

Co-operative
Council

Dental

Dentistry

General Dental Council

District Nurse
The United Kingdom Central Council for Nursery, Midwifery and Health Visiting or the National Boards for Nursery, Midwifery and Health Visiting

Duke
The Home Office or (in Scotland) the Scottish Office Home Department

England
English
European
Federation
Friendly Society
Foundation
Fund
Giro
Great Britain
Group

Health Centre

Health Service

Department of Health

Health Visitor
The United Kingdom Central Council for Nursery, Midwifery and Health Visiting or the National Boards for Nursery, Midwifery and Health Visiting

Her Majesty

His Majesty

The Home Office or (in Scotland) the Scottish Office Home Department

Holding
Industrial and Provident Society
Institute
Institution
Insurance
Insurer
International
Ireland
Irish

King
The Home Office or (in Scotland) the Scottish Office Home Department

Midwife

Midwifery

The United Kingdom Central Council for Nursery, Midwifery and Health Visiting or the National Boards for Nursery, Midwifery and Health Visiting

National
Northern Ireland
Northern Irish

Nurse

Nursing

The United Kingdom Central Council for Nursery, Midwifery and Health Visiting or the National Boards for Nursery, Midwifery and Health Visiting

Patent
Patentee

Police
The Home Office or (in Scotland) the Scottish Office Home Department

Polytechnic
The Department for Education and Employment or (in Scotland) the Scottish Office Education and Industry Department or (in Northern Ireland) the Department of Education for Northern Ireland

Post Office

Pregnancy Termination
The Department of Health

Prince

Princess

Queen

The Home Office or (in Scotland) the Scottish Office Home Department

Reassurance
Reassurer
Register
Registered
Reinsurance
Reinsurer

Royal

Royale

Royalty

The Home Office or (in Scotland) the Scottish Office Home Department

School
The Department for Education and Employment or (in Scotland) the Scottish Office Education and Industry Department or (in Northern Ireland) the Department of Education for Northern Ireland

Scotland
Scottish
Society
Stock Exchange
Trade Union
Trust
United Kingdom

University
The Privy Council

Wales
Welsh

Windsor
The Home Office or (in Scotland) the Scottish Office Home Department

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations specify certain words and expressions for the purposes of paragraph 10A of Schedule 2 to the Building Societies Act 1986 (which relates to the use of business names by building societies). Under the provisions of that paragraph the approval of the Building Societies Commission is required for the use of words and expressions so specified in a building society’s business name. The Regulations also specify government departments and other bodies who must be given an opportunity to comment in accordance with that paragraph before approval for the use of certain names can be given.

(1)
1986 c. 53; paragraphs 10A and 10C of Schedule 2 were inserted by section 36(4) of the Building Societies Act 1997 (c. 32).
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