(1) A supervisory body may apply to the Secretary of State for an order declaring it to be a recognised supervisory body for the purposes of this Part of this Act (“a recognition order”).
(2) Any such application must be—
(a) made in such manner as the Secretary of State may direct, and
(b) accompanied by such information as the Secretary of State may reasonably require for the purpose of determining the application.
(3) At any time after receiving an application and before determining it the Secretary of State may require the applicant to furnish additional information.
(4) The directions and requirements given or imposed under sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) may differ as between different applications.
(5) The Secretary of State may require any information to be furnished under this paragraph to be in such form or verified in such manner as he may specify.
(6) Every application must be accompanied by—
(a) a copy of the applicant's rules, and
(b) a copy of any guidance issued by the applicant in writing.
(7) The reference in sub-paragraph (6)(b) to guidance issued by the applicant is a reference to any guidance or recommendation—
(a) issued or made by it to all or any class of its members or persons seeking to become members,
(b) relevant for the purposes of this Part, and
(c) intended to have continuing effect,
including any guidance or recommendation relating to the admission or expulsion of members of the body, so far as relevant for the purposes of this Part.
(1) The Secretary of State
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