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The Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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SCHEDULES

Articles 27, 52.

SCHEDULE 1POWERS OF ADMINISTRATOR OR ADMINISTRATIVE RECEIVER

1.  Power to take possession of, collect and get in the property of the company and, for that purpose, to take such proceedings as may seem to him expedient.

2.  Power to sell or otherwise dispose of the company’s property, including the goodwill and book debts of any business.

3.  Power to make, on such terms and conditions as he may think proper, a sub-fee farm grant of land or any part thereof, or a sub-lease of land or any part thereof with a nominal reversion (and to sell the rent or reversion), where such sub-fee farm grant or sub-lease amounts in substance to a sale and he has satisfied himself that it is the most appropriate method of disposing of the land.

4.  Power to raise or borrow money and grant security therefor over the property of the company.

5.  Power to appoint a solicitor or accountant or other professionally qualified person to assist him in the performance of his functions.

6.  Power to bring or defend any action or other legal proceedings in the name and on behalf of the company.

7.  Power to refer to arbitration any question affecting the company.

8.  Power to effect and maintain insurances in respect of the business and property of the company.

9.  Power to use the company’s seal.

10.  Power to do all acts and to execute in the name and on behalf of the company any deed, receipt or other document.

11.  Power to draw, accept, make and endorse any bill of exchange or promissory note in the name and on behalf of the company.

12.  Power to appoint any agent to do any business which he is unable to do himself or which can more conveniently be done by an agent and power to employ and dismiss employees.

13.  Power to do all such things (including the carrying out of works) as may be necessary for the realisation of the property of the company.

14.  Power to make any payment which is necessary or incidental to the performance of his functions.

15.  Power to carry on the business of the company.

16.  Power to establish subsidiaries of the company.

17.  Power to transfer to subsidiaries of the company the whole or any part of the business and property of the company.

18.  Power to grant or accept a surrender of a lease or tenancy of any of the property of the company, and to take a lease or tenancy of any property required or convenient for the business of the company.

19.  Power to make any arrangement or compromise on behalf of the company.

20.  Power to call up any uncalled capital of the company.

21.  Power to rank and claim in the bankruptcy, insolvency or liquidation of any person indebted to the company and to receive dividends, and to accede to trust deeds for the creditors of any such person.

22.  Power to present or defend a petition for the winding up of the company.

23.  Power to change the situation of the company’s registered office.

24.  Power to do all other things incidental to the exercise of the foregoing powers.

Articles 140, 142.

SCHEDULE 2POWERS OF LIQUIDATOR IN A WINDING UP

PART IPOWERS EXERCISABLE WITH SANCTION

1.  Power to pay any class of creditors in full.

2.  Power to make any compromise or arrangement with creditors or persons claiming to be creditors, or having or alleging themselves to have any claim (present or future, certain or contingent, ascertained or sounding only in damages) against the company, or whereby the company may be rendered liable.

3.  Power to compromise, on such terms as may be agreed—

(a)all calls and liabilities to calls, all debts and liabilities capable of resulting in debts, and all claims (present or future, certain or contingent, ascertained or sounding only in damages) subsisting or supposed to subsist between the company and a contributory or alleged contributory or other debtor or person apprehending liability to the company, and

(b)all questions in any way relating to or affecting the assets or the winding up of the company,

and take any security for the discharge of any such call, debt, liability or claim and give a complete discharge in respect of it.

PART IIPOWERS EXERCISABLE WITHOUT SANCTION IN VOLUNTARY WINDING UP, WITH SANCTION IN WINDING UP BY THE HIGH COURT

4.  Power to bring or defend any action or other legal proceeding in the name and on behalf of the company.

5.  Power to carry on the business of the company so far as may be necessary for its beneficial winding up.

PART IIIPOWERS EXERCISABLE WITHOUT SANCTION IN ANY WINDING UP

6.  Power to sell any part of the company’s property, including the goodwill and book debts of any business.

7.  Power to make, on such terms and conditions as the liquidator may think proper, a sub-fee farm grant of land or any part thereof, or a sub-lease of land or any part thereof with a nominal reversion (and to sell the rent or reversion), where such sub-fee farm grant or sub-lease amounts in substance to a sale and the liquidator has satisfied himself that it is the most appropriate method of disposing of the land.

8.  Power to do all acts and execute, in the name and on behalf of the company, all deeds, receipts and other documents and for that purpose to use, when necessary, the company’s seal.

9.  Power to prove, rank and claim in the bankruptcy or insolvency of any contributory for any balance against his estate, and to receive dividends in the bankruptcy or insolvency in respect of that balance, as a separate debt due from the bankrupt or insolvent, and rateably with the other separate creditors.

10.  Power to draw, accept, make and endorse any bill of exchange or promissory note in the name and on behalf of the company, with the same effect with respect to the company’s liability as if the bill or note had been drawn, accepted, made or endorsed by or on behalf of the company in the course of its business.

11.  Power to raise on the security of the assets of the company any money requisite.

12.  (1)  Power to take out in his official name letters of administration to any deceased contributory, and to do in his official name any other act necessary for obtaining payment of any money due from a contributory or his estate which cannot conveniently be done in the name of the company.

(2) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) the money due is deemed, for the purpose of enabling the liquidator to take out the letters of administration or recover the money, to be due to the liquidator himself.

13.  Power to appoint an agent to do any business which the liquidator is unable to do himself.

14.  Power to do all such other things as may be necessary for winding up the company’s affairs and distributing its assets.

Article 287.

SCHEDULE 3POWERS OF TRUSTEE IN BANKRUPTCY

PART IPOWERS EXERCISABLE WITH SANCTION

1.  Power to carry on any business of the bankrupt so far as may be necessary for winding it up beneficially and so far as the trustee is able to do so without contravening any requirement imposed by or under any statutory provision.

2.  Power to bring, institute or defend any action or legal proceedings relating to the property comprised in the bankrupt’s estate.

3.  Power to accept as the consideration for the sale of any property comprised in the bankrupt’s estate a sum of money payable at a future time subject to such stipulations as to security or otherwise as the creditors' committee or the High Court thinks fit.

4.  Power to mortgage or pledge any part of the property comprised in the bankrupt’s estate for the purpose of raising money for the payment of his debts.

5.  Power, where any right, option or other power forms part of the bankrupt’s estate, to make payments or incur liabilities with a view to obtaining, for the benefit of the creditors, any property which is the subject of the right, option or power.

6.  Power to refer to arbitration, or compromise on such terms as may be agreed on, any debts, claims or liabilities subsisting or supposed to subsistbetween the bankrupt and any person who may have incurred any liability to the bankrupt.

7.  Power to make such compromise or other arrangement as may be thought expedient with creditors, or persons claiming to be creditors, in respect of bankruptcy debts.

8.  Power to make such compromise or other arrangement as may be thought expedient with respect to any claim arising out of or incidental to the bankrupt’s estate made or capable of being made on the trustee by any person or by the trustee on any person.

PART IIPOWERS EXERCISABLE WITHOUT SANCTION

9.  Power to sell any part of the property for the time being comprised in the bankrupt’s estate, including the goodwill and book debts of any business.

10.  Power to make, on such terms and conditions as the trustee may think proper, a sub-fee farm grant of land or any part thereof, or a sub-lease of land or any part thereof with a nominal reversion (and to sell the rent or reversion), where such sub-fee farm grant or sub-lease amounts in substance to a sale and the trustee has satisfied himself that it is the most appropriate method of disposing of the land.

11.  Power to give receipts for any money received by him, being receipts which effectually discharge the person paying the money from all responsibility in respect of its application.

12.  Power to prove, rank, claim and draw a dividend in respect of such debts due to the bankrupt as are comprised in his estate.

13.  Power to exercise in relation to any property comprised in the bankrupt’s estate any powers the capacity to exercise which is vested in him under Parts VIII to X.

14.  Power to deal with any property comprised in the estate to which the bankrupt is beneficially entitled as tenant in tail to the same extent as a commissioner under sections 49 to 61 of the Fines and Recoveries (Ireland) Act 1834(1).

PART IIIANCILLARY POWERS

15.  For the purposes of, or in connection with, the exercise of any of his powers under Parts VIII to X, the trustee may, by his official name—

(a)hold property of every description,

(b)make contracts,

(c)sue and be sued,

(d)enter into engagements binding on himself and, in respect of the bankrupt’s estate, on his successors in office,

(e)employ an agent,

(f)execute any power of attorney, deed or other instrument;

and he may do any other act which is necessary or expedient for the purposes of or in connection with the exercise of those powers.

Article 346.

SCHEDULE 4THE CATEGORIES OF PREFERENTIAL DEBTS

Category 1: Debts due to Inland Revenue

1.  (1)  Sums due at the relevant date from the debtor on account of deductions of income tax from emoluments paid during the period of 12 months next before that date.

(2) The deductions referred to in sub-paragraph (1) are those which the debtor was liable to make under section 203 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988(2) (pay as you earn), less the amount of the repayments of income tax which the debtor was liable to make during that period.

2.  Sums due at the relevant date from the debtor in respect of such deductions as are required to be made by the debtor for that period under section 559 of that Act of 1988 (sub-contractors in the construction industry).

Category 2: Debts due to Customs and Excise

3.  (1)  Any value added tax which is referable to the period of 6 months next before the relevant date (which period is referred to as “the 6-month period”).

(2) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)where the whole of the prescribed accounting period to which any value added tax is attributable falls within the 6-month period, the whole amount of that tax is referable to that period; and

(b)in any other case the amount of any value added tax which is referable to the 6-month period is the proportion of the tax which is equal to such proportion (if any) of the accounting reference period in question as falls within the 6-month period.

(3) In sub-paragraph (2)(a) “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations under the Value Added Tax Act 1983(3).

4.  The amount of any car tax which is due at the relevant date from the debtor and which became due within a period of 12 months next before that date.

5.  Any amount which is due—

(a)by way of general betting duty or bingo duty, or

(b)under section 16 of the Miscellaneous Transferred Excise Duties Act (Northern Ireland) 1972(4) (general betting duty and pool betting duty recoverable from agent collecting stakes), or

(c)under section 24(1) of that Act (gaming licence duty),

from the debtor at the relevant date and which became due within the period of 12 months next before that date.

Category 3: Social security contributions

6.  All sums which on the relevant date are due from the debtor on account of Class 1 or Class 2 contributions under the Social Security Act 1975(5) or the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Act 1975(6) and which became due from the debtor in the 12 months next before the relevant date.

7.  All sums which on the relevant date have been assessed on and are due from the debtor on account of Class 4 contributions under either of those Acts of 1975, being sums which—

(a)are due to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue (rather than to the Secretary of State or the Department of Health and Social Services), and

(b)are assessed on the debtor up to 5th April next before the relevant date,

but not exceeding, in the whole, any one year’s assessment.

Category 4: Contributions to occupational pension schemes, etc.

8.  Any sum which is owed by the debtor and is a sum to which Schedule 4 to the Social Security Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1975(7) applies (contributions to occupational pension schemes and state scheme premiums).

Category 5: Remuneration, etc., of employees

9.  So much of any amount which—

(a)is owed by the debtor to a person who is or has been an employee of the debtor, and

(b)is payable by way of remuneration in respect of the whole or any part of the period of 4 months next before the relevant date,

as does not exceed so much as may be specified in an order made by the Department.

10.  An amount owed by way of accrued holiday remuneration, in respect of any period of employment before the relevant date, to a person whose employment by the debtor has been terminated, whether before, on or after that date.

11.  So much of any sum owed in respect of money advanced for the purpose as has been applied for the payment of a debt which, if it had not been paid, would have been a debt falling within paragraph 9 or 10.

12.  So much of any amount which—

(a)is ordered (whether before or after the relevant date) to be paid by the debtor under the Reserve Forces (Safeguard of Employment) Act 1985(8), and

(b)is so ordered in respect of a default made by the debtor before that date in the discharge of his obligations under that Act,

as does not exceed such amount as may be specified in an order made by the Department.

Interpretation for Category 5

13.  (1)  For the purposes of paragraphs 9 to 12, a sum is payable by the debtor to a person by way of remuneration in respect of any period if—

(a)it is paid as wages or salary (whether payable for time or for piece work or earned wholly or partly by way of commission) in respect of services rendered to the debtor in that period, or

(b)it is an amount falling within sub-paragraph (2) and is payable by the debtor in respect of that period.

(2) An amount falls within this sub-paragraph if it is—

(a)a guarantee payment under Article 3(1) of the Industrial Relations (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 1976(9) (employment without work to do for a day or part of a day);

(b)remuneration on suspension on medical grounds under Article 9 of that Order of 1976;

(c)any payment for time off under Article 37(4) (trade union duties), 41(3) (looking for work, etc.) or 41A(4) (ante-natal care) of that Order of 1976; or

(d)remuneration under a protective award made by an industrial tribunal under Article 51 of the Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1976(10) (redundancy dismissal with compensation).

14.  (1)  This paragraph relates to a case in which a person’s employment has been terminated by or in consequence of his employer going into liquidation or being adjudged bankrupt (his employer being a company not in liquidation) by or in consequence of—

(a)a receiver being appointed as mentioned in Article 50 (debenture-holders secured by floating charge), or

(b)the taking of possession by debenture-holder (so secured), as mentioned in Article 205 of the Companies Order.

(2) For the purposes of paragraphs 9 to 12, holiday remuneration is deemed to have accrued to that person in respect of any period of employment if, by virtue of his contract of employment or of any statutory provision, that remuneration would have accrued in respect of that period if his employment had continued until he became entitled to be allowed the holiday.

(3) The reference in sub-paragraph (2) to any statutory provision includes an order or direction made under a statutory provision.

15.  Without prejudice to paragraphs 13 and 14—

(a)any remuneration payable by the debtor to a person in respect of a period of holiday or of absence from work through sickness or other good cause is deemed to be wages or (as the case may be) salary in respect of services rendered to the debtor in that period, and

(b)references here and in those paragraphs to remuneration in respect of a period of holiday include any sums which, if they had been paid, would have been treated for the purposes of the statutory provisions relating to social security as earnings in respect of that period.

Orders under Category 5

16.  An order under paragraph 9 or 12—

(a)may contain such transitional provisions as may appear to the Department necessary or expedient;

(b)shall be subject to negative resolution.

Category 6: Levies on coal and steel production

17.  Any sums due at the relevant date from the debtor in respect of—

(a)the levies on the production of coal and steel referred to in Articles 49 and 50 of the E.C.S.C. Treaty, or

(b)any surcharge for delay provided for in Article 50(3) of that Treaty and Article 6 of Decision 3/52 of the High Authority of the Coal and Steel Community.

Article 359.

SCHEDULE 5PROVISIONS CAPABLE OF INCLUSION IN COMPANY INSOLVENCY RULES

High Court

1.  Provision for regulating the practice and procedure of the High Court so far as relating to, and to matters connected with or arising out of, the insolvency or winding up of companies, being any provision that could be made by rules of court.

2.  Provision conferring rights of audience, in the High Court so far as relating to, and to matters connected with or arising out of, the insolvency or winding up of companies, on the official receiver.

Notices, etc.

3.  Provision requiring notice of any proceedings in connection with or arising out of the insolvency or winding up of a company to be given or published in the prescribed manner.

4.  Provision with respect to the form, manner of serving, contents and proof of any petition, application, order, notice, statement or other document required to be presented, made, given, published or prepared under any statutory provision relating to, or to matters connected with or arising out of, the insolvency or winding up of companies.

5.  Provision specifying the persons to whom any notice is to be given.

Registration of voluntary arrangements

6.  Provision for the registration of voluntary arrangements approved under Part II, including provision for the keeping and inspection of a register.

Provisional liquidator

7.  Provision as to the manner in which a provisional liquidator appointed under Article 115 is to carry out his functions.

Conduct of insolvency

8.  Provision with respect to the certification of any person as, and as to the proof that a person is, the liquidator, administrator or administrative receiver of a company.

9.  The following provision with respect to meetings of a company’s creditors, contributories or members—

(a)provision as to the manner of summoning a meeting (including provision as to how any power to require a meeting is to be exercised, provision as to the manner of determining the value of any debt or contribution for the purposes of any such power and provision making the exercise of any such power subject to the deposit of a sum sufficient to cover the expenses likely to be incurred in summoning and holding a meeting);

(b)provision specifying the time and place at which a meeting may be held and the period of notice required for a meeting;

(c)provision as to the procedure to be followed at a meeting (including the manner in which decisions may be reached by a meeting and the manner in which the value of any vote at a meeting is to be determined);

(d)provision for requiring a person who is or has been an officer of the company to attend a meeting;

(e)provision creating, in the prescribed circumstances, a presumption that a meeting has been duly summoned and held;

(f)provision as to the manner of proving the decisions of a meeting.

10.  (1)  Provision as to the functions, membership and proceedings of a committee established under Article 38, 59, 87 or 120.

(2) The following provision with respect to the establishment of a committee under Article 87 or 120, that is to say—

(a)provision for resolving differences between a meeting of the company’s creditors and a meeting of its contributories or members;

(b)provision authorising the establishment of the committee without a meeting of contributories in a case where a company is being wound up on grounds including its inability to pay its debts; and

(c)provision modifying the requirements of this Order with respect to the establishment of the committee in a case where a winding-up order has been made immediately upon the discharge of an administration order.

11.  Provision as to the manner in which any requirement that may be imposed on a person under any of Parts II to VII by the official receiver, the liquidator, administrator or administrative receiver of a company or a special manager appointed under Article 151 is to be so imposed.

12.  Provision as to the debts that may be proved in a winding up, as to the manner and conditions of proving a debt and as to the manner and expenses of establishing the value of any debt or security.

13.  Provision with respect to the manner of the distribution of the property of a company that is being wound up, including provision with respect to unclaimed funds and dividends.

14.  Provision which, with or without modifications, applies in relation to the winding up of companies any provision contained in Parts VIII to X.

Financial provisions

15.  Provision as to the amount, or manner of determining the amount, payable to the liquidator, administrator or administrative receiver of a company or a special manager appointed under Article 151, by way of remuneration for the carrying out of functions in connection with or arising out of the insolvency or winding up of a company.

16.  Provision with respect to the manner in which money received by the liquidator of a company in the course of carrying out his functions as such is to be paid into and out of the Insolvency Account, invested or otherwise handled and with respect to the payment of interest on sums which, in pursuance of rules made by virtue of this paragraph, have been paid into the Insolvency Account.

17.  Provision as to the costs that may be treated as the expenses of a winding up.

18.  Provision as to the costs that may be treated as properly incurred by the administrator or administrative receiver of a company.

19.  Provision as to the costs that may be incurred for any of the purposes of Part II or in the administration of any voluntary arrangement approved under that Part.

Information and records

20.  Provision requiring officers of the High Court—

(a)to keep books and other records with respect to the exercise of the jurisdiction of the Court in relation to, or to matters connected with or arising out of, the insolvency or winding up of companies, and

(b)to make returns to the Department of the business of the Court.

21.  Provision requiring a creditor, member or contributory, or such a committee as is mentioned in paragraph 10, to be supplied (on payment in prescribed cases of the prescribed fee) with such information and with copies of such documents as may be prescribed.

22.  Provision as to the manner in which public examinations under Articles 113 and 114 and proceedings under Articles 200 and 201 are to be conducted, as to the circumstances in which records of such examinations or proceedings are to be made available to prescribed persons and as to the costs of such examinations and proceedings.

23.  Provision imposing requirements with respect to—

(a)the preparation and keeping by the liquidator, administrator or administrative receiver of a company, or by the supervisor of a voluntary arrangement approved under Part II, of prescribed books, accounts and other records;

(b)the production in the manner and at the location prescribed of those books, accounts and records for inspection by prescribed persons;

(c)the auditing of accounts kept by the liquidator, administrator or administrative receiver of a company, or the supervisor of such a voluntary arrangement; and

(d)the issue by the administrator or administrative receiver of a company of such a certificate as is mentioned in section 22(3)(b) of the Value Added Tax Act 1983(11) (refund of tax in cases of bad debts) and the supply of copies of the certificate to creditors of the company.

24.  Provision requiring the person who is the supervisor of a voluntary arrangement approved under Part II, when it appears to him that the voluntary arrangement has been fully implemented and that nothing remains to be done by him under the arrangement—

(a)to give notice of that fact to persons bound by the voluntary arrangement, and

(b)to report to those persons on the carrying out of the functions conferred on the supervisor of the arrangement.

25.  Provision as to the manner in which the liquidator of a company is to act in relation to the books, papers and other records of the company, including provision authorising their disposal.

26.  Provision imposing requirements in connection with the carrying out of functions under Article 10(3) of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1989(12) (including, in particular, requirements with respect to the making of periodic returns).

General

27.  Provision conferring power on the Department to make regulations with respect to so much of any matter that may be provided for in the rules as relates to the Insolvency Account or to the carrying out of the functions of the liquidator, administrator or adminstrative receiver of a company.

28.  Provision conferring a discretion on the High Court.29

29.  Provision conferring power on the High Court to make orders for the purpose of securing compliance with obligations imposed by or under Article 34, 57, 111, 121(2) or 199 of this Order or Article 10(4) of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1989(13).

30.  Provision making non-compliance with any of the rules a criminal offence.

Article 359.

SCHEDULE 6PROVISIONS CAPABLE OF INCLUSION IN INDIVIDUAL INSOLVENCY RULES

High Court

1.  Provision for regulating the practice and procedure of the High Court for the purposes of Parts VIII to X, being any provision that could be made by rules of court.

2.  Provision conferring rights of audience, in the High Court for the purposes of Parts VIII to X, on the official receiver.

Notices, etc.

3.  Provision requiring notice of any proceedings under Parts VIII to X or of any matter relating to or arising out of a proposal under Part VIII or a bankruptcy to be given or published in the prescribed manner.

4.  Provision with respect to the form, manner of serving, contents and proof of any petition, application, order, notice, statement or other document required to be presented, made, given, published or prepared under any provision contained in Parts VIII to X, or Articles 359 to 366 (including provision requiring prescribed matters to be verified by affidavit).

5.  Provision specifying the persons to whom any notice under Parts VIII to X is to be given.

Deeds of arrangement and voluntary arrangements

6.  Provision for endorsement, execution and certification of deeds of arrangement registered under Article 211 and for the registration of other voluntary arrangements approved under Part VIII, including provision for the keeping and inspection of a register.

Interim receiver

7.  Provision as to the manner in which an interim receiver appointed under Article 259 is to carry out his functions, including any such provision as is specified in relation to the trustee of a bankrupt’s estate in paragraph 19 or 25.

Receiver or manager

8.  Provision as to the manner in which the official receiver is to carry out his functions as receiver or manager of a bankrupt’s estate under Article 260, including any such provision as is specified in relation to the trustee of a bankrupt’s estate in paragraph 19 or 25.

Administration of individual insolvency

9.  Provision with respect to the certification of the appointment of any person as trustee of a bankrupt’s estate and as to the proof of that appointment.

10.  The following provision with respect to meetings of creditors—

(a)provision as to the manner of summoning a meeting (including provision as to how any power to require a meeting is to be exercised, provision as to the manner of determining the value of any debt for the purposes of any such power and provision making the exercise of any such power subject to the deposit of a sum sufficient to cover the expenses likely to be incurred in summoning and holding a meeting);

(b)provision specifying the time and place at which a meeting may be held and the period of notice required for a meeting;

(c)provision as to the procedure to be followed at such a meeting (including the manner in which decisions may be reached by a meeting and the manner in which the value of any vote at a meeting is to be determined);

(d)provision for requiring a bankrupt or debtor to attend a meeting;

(e)provision creating, in the prescribed circumstances, a presumption that a meeting has been duly summoned and held; and

(f)provision as to the manner of proving the decisions of a meeting.

11.  Provision as to the functions, membership and proceedings of a creditors' committee established under Article 274.

12.  Provision as to the manner in which any requirement that may be imposed on a person under Parts VIII to X by the official receiver, the trustee of a bankrupt’s estate or a special manager appointed under Article 341 is to be so imposed and, in the case of any requirement imposed underArticle 278(3) (information, etc., to be given by the trustee to the official receiver), provision conferring power on the High Court to make orders for the purpose of securing compliance with that requirement.

13.  Provision as to the manner in which any requirement imposed by virtue of Article 283(3) (compliance with income payments order) is to take effect.

14.  Provision as to the terms and conditions that may be included in a charge under Article 286 (dwelling house forming part of bankrupt’s estate).

15.  Provision as to the debts that may be proved in any bankruptcy, as to the manner and conditions of proving a debt and as to the manner and expenses of establishing the value of any debt or security.

16.  Provision with respect to the manner of the distribution of a bankrupt’s estate, including provision with respect to unclaimed funds and dividends.

17.  Provision modifying the application of Parts VIII to X in relation to a debtor or bankrupt who has died.

Financial provisions

18.  Provision as to the amount, or manner of determining the amount, payable to an interim receiver, the trustee of a bankrupt’s estate or a special manager appointed under Article 341 by way of remuneration for the performance of functions in connection with or arising out of the bankruptcy of any person.

19.  Provision with respect to the manner in which money received by the trustee of a bankrupt’s estate in the course of carrying out his functions as such is to be paid into and out of the Insolvency Account, invested or otherwise handled and with respect to the payment of interest on sums which, in pursuance of rules made by virtue of this paragraph, have been paid into the Insolvency Account.

20.  Provision as to the costs that may be treated as the expenses of a bankruptcy.

21.  Provision as to the costs that may be incurred for any of the purposes of Part VIII or in the administration of any voluntary arrangement approved under that Part.

Information and records

22.  Provision requiring officers of the High Court—

(a)to keep books and other records with respect to the exercise of the jurisdiction of the Court under Parts VIII to X, and

(b)to make returns to the Department of the business of the Court.

23.  Provision requiring a creditor or a committee established under Article 274 to be supplied (on payment in prescribed cases of the prescribed fee) with such information and with copies of such documents as may be prescribed.

24.  Provision as to the manner in which public examinations under Article 263 and proceedings under Articles 337 to 339 are to be conducted, as to the circumstances in which records of such examinations and proceedings are to be made available to prescribed persons and as to the costs of such examinations and proceedings.

25.  Provision imposing requirements with respect to—

(a)the preparation and keeping by the trustee of a bankrupt’s estate, the trustee of a deed of arrangement or the supervisor of a voluntary arrangement approved under Part VIII, of prescribed books, accounts and other records;

(b)the production in the manner and at the location prescribed of those books, accounts and records for inspection by prescribed persons; and

(c)the auditing of accounts kept by the trustee of a bankrupt’s estate, the trustee of a deed of arrangement or the supervisor of such a voluntary arrangement.

26.  Provision requiring the person who is the supervisor of a voluntary arrangement approved under Part VIII, when it appears to him that the voluntary arrangement has been fully implemented and that nothing remains to be done by him under it—

(a)to give notice of that fact to persons bound by the voluntary arrangement, and

(b)to report to those persons on the carrying out of the functions conferred on the supervisor of it.

27.  Provision as to the manner in which the trustee of a bankrupt’s estate is to act in relation to the books, papers and other records of the bankrupt, including provision authorising their disposal.

General

28.  Provision conferring power on the Department to make regulations with respect to so much of any matter that may be provided for in the rules as relates to deeds of arrangement, the Insolvency Account or to the carrying out of the functions of an interim receiver appointed under Article 259, of the official receiver while acting as a receiver or manager under Article 260 or of a trustee of a bankrupt’s estate.

29.  Provision conferring a discretion on the High Court.

30.  Provision making non-compliance with any of the rules a criminal offence.

Article 373.

SCHEDULE 7PUNISHMENT OF OFFENCES UNDER THIS ORDER

Article of Order creating offenceGeneral nature of offenceMode of prosecutionPunishmentDaily default fine (where applicable)
25(2)Company and others failing to state in correspondence, etc., that administrator appointed.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.
28(8)Failure of administrator to register office copy of High Court order permitting disposal of charged property.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.One-fiftieth of the statutory maximum.
30(5)Failure of administrator to register office copy of High Court order varying or discharging administration order.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.One-fiftieth of the statutory maximum.
33(3)Administrator failing to register administration order and give notice of appointment.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.One-fiftieth of the statutory maximum.
34(6)Failure to comply with provisions relating to statement of affairs, where administrator appointed.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

A fine.

The statutory maximum.

One-tenth of the statutory maximum.
35(3)Administrator failing to send out, register and lay before creditors statement of his proposals.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.One-fiftieth of the statutory maximum.
36(7)Administrator failing to file High Court order discharging administration order under Article 36.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.One-fiftieth of the statutory maximum.
39(6)Administrator failing to file High Court order discharging administration order under Article 39.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.One-fiftieth of the statutory maximum.
40Body corporate acting as receiver.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

A fine.

The statutory maximum.

41(1)Undischarged bankrupt acting as receiver or manager.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

2 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

48(4)Receiver failing to deliver accounts to registrar.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.One-fiftieth of the statutory maximum.
49(2)Company and others failing to state in correspondence that receiver appointed.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.
53(6)Administrative receiver failing to file office copy of order permitting disposal or charged property.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.One-fiftieth of the statutory maximum.
55(5)Administrative receiver failing to file notice of vacation of office.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.One-fiftieth of the statutory maximum.
56(4)Administrative receiver failing to give notice of his appointment.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.One-fiftieth of the statutory maximum.
57(6)Failure to comply with provisions relating to statement of affairs, where administrative receiver appointed.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

A fine.

The statutory maximum.

One-tenth of the statutory maximum.
58(8)Administrative receiver failing to comply with requirements as to his report.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.One-fiftieth of the statutory maximum.
71(2)Company failing to give notice in Belfast Gazette of resolution for voluntary winding up.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.One-fiftieth of the statutory maximum.
75(4)Director making statutory declaration of company’s solvency without reasonable grounds for his opinion.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

2 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

75(6)Declaration under Article 75 not delivered to registrar within prescribed time.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.One-fiftieth of the statutory maximum.
79(3)Liquidator failing to summon general meeting of company at each year’s end.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.
80(4)Liquidator failing to send to registrar a copy of account of winding up and return of final meeting.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.One-fiftieth of the statutory maximum.
80(6)Liquidator failing to call final meeting.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.
81(6)Liquidator failing to comply with Article 81 where company insolvent.Summary.The statutory maximum.
84(4)Company failing to comply with Article 84 in respect of summoning and giving notice of creditors' meeting.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

A fine.

The statutory maximum.

85(3)Directors failing to attend and lay statement in prescribed form before creditors' meeting.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

A fine.

The statutory maximum.

91(3)Liquidator failing to summon company general meeting and creditors' meeting at each year’s end.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.
92(4)Liquidator failing to send to registrar account of winding up and return of final meetings.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.One-fiftieth of the statutory maximum.
92(6)Liquidator failing to call final meeting of company or creditors.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.
95(2)Liquidator failing to publish, or deliver to the registrar, notice of his appointment.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.One-fiftieth of the statutory maximum.
99(4)Directors exercising powers in breach of Article 99, where no liquidator.Summary.The statutory maximum.
111(7)Failing to comply with requirements as to statement of affairs, where liquidator appointed.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

A fine.

The statutory maximum.

One-tenth of the statutory maximum.
139Giving, offering, etc., corrupt inducement affecting appointment of liquidator.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

A fine.

The statutory maximum.

141(7)Liquidator failing to comply with requirements of Article 141 in creditors' voluntary winding up.Summary.The statutory maximum.
159(2)Default in compliance with Article 159 as to notification that company being wound up.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.
162(2)Liquidator failing to notify registrar as to progress of winding up.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.One-fiftieth of the statutory maximum.
166(4)Failing to deliver to registrar office copy of High Court order deferring dissolution.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.One-fiftieth of the statutory maximum.
168(6)Failing to deliver to registrar copy of directions or result of appeal under Article 168.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.One-fiftieth of the statutory maximum.
169(5)Failing to deliver to registrar copy of Department’s directions or High Court order deferring dissolution.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.One-fiftieth of the statutory maximum.
170(1)Fraud, etc., in anticipation of winding up.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

7 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

170(2)Privity to fraud in anticipation of winding up; fraud, or privity to fraud, after commencement of winding up.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

7 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

171(1)Officer of company entering into transaction in fraud of company’s creditors.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

2 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

172(1)Officer of company misconducting himself in course of winding up.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

7 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

173Officer or contributory destroying, falsifying, etc., company’s books.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

7 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

174(1)Officer of company making material omission from statement relating to company’s affairs.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

7 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

175(1)False representation or fraud for purpose of obtaining creditors' consent to an agreement in connection with winding up.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

7 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

180(4)Contravening restrictions on re-use of name of company in insolvent liquidation.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

2 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

199(5)Failing to co-operate with office-holder.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

A fine.

The statutory maximum.

One-tenth of the statutory maximum.
217(2)Default in compliance with Article 374 as to notification that deed is void.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.
218(1)Trustee acting when deed of arrangement void.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.One-fiftieth of the statutory maximum.
222(3)Failing to transmit accounts.Summary.One-fifth of the statutory maximum.One-fiftieth of the statutory maximum.
223Preferential payment to creditor.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

A fine.

The statutory maximum.

324(1)Bankrupt failing to disclose property or disposals to official receiver or trustee.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

7 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

325(1)Bankrupt failing to deliver property to, or concealing property from, official receiver or trustee.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

7 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

325(3)Bankrupt removing property which he is required to deliver to official receiver or trustee.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

7 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

325(5)Bankrupt failing to account for loss of substantial part of property.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

2 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

326(1)Bankrupt failing to deliver books, papers and records to official receiver or trustee.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

7 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

326(2)Bankrupt concealing, destroying etc., books, papers or records, or making false entries in them.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

7 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

326(3)Bankrupt disposing of, or altering, books, papers or records relating to his estate or affairs.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

7 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

327(1)Bankrupt making material omission in statement relating to his affairs.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

7 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

327(3)Bankrupt making false statement, or failing to inform trustee, where false debt proved.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

7 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

328(1)Bankrupt fraudulently disposing of property.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

2 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

328(3)Bankrupt conceals or removes property.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

2 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

329(1)Bankrupt absconding with property he is required to deliver to official receiver or trustee.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

2 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

330(1)Bankrupt disposing of property obtained on credit and not paid for.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

7 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

330(3)Obtaining property in respect of which money is owed by a bankrupt.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

7 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

331(1)Bankrupt obtaining credit or engaging in business without disclosing his status or name in which he was made bankrupt.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

2 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

331(3)Person made bankrupt in England, Wales or Scotland obtaining credit, etc., in Northern Ireland.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

2 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

332(1)Bankrupt failing to keep proper accounting records.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

2 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

333(1)Bankrupt increasing extent of insolvency by gambling.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

2 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

348(1)Acting as insolvency practitioner when not qualified.

1.  On indictment.

2.  Summary.

2 years or a fine, or both.

6 months or the statutory maximum, or both.

Article 379.

SCHEDULE 8TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS AND SAVINGS

PART ICOMPANY INSOLVENCY AND WINDING UP

Administration orders

1.  (1)  Where any right to appoint an administrative receiver of a company is conferred by any debentures or floating charge created before the commencement date, the conditions precedent to the exercise of that right are deemed to include the presentation of a petition applying for an administration order to be made in relation to the company.

(2) In sub-paragraph (1) “administrative receiver” has the meaning assigned by Article 5(1).

Receivers and managers

2.  (1)  Parts IV and VII do not apply in relation to any receiver or manager of a company’s property who was appointed before the commencement date.

(2) In relation to any such receiver or manager as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) the Companies Order has effect without the amendments and repeals specified in Article 12 and in Schedules 9 and 10.

(3) This paragraph is without prejudice to the power conferred by this Order under which rules under Article 359 may make transitional provision in connection with the coming into operation of those rules; and such provision may apply those rules in relation to the receiver or manager of a company’s property notwithstanding that he was appointed before the coming into operation of the rules or Article 359.

Winding up already in progress

3.  (1)  Subject to the following provisions of this Part, Parts V to VII do not apply in relation to any winding up which has commenced, or is treated as having commenced, before the commencement date.

(2) In relation to any such winding up as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) the statutory provisions specified in Schedules 9 and 10 have effect without the amendments and repeals specified in Article 13 and in those Schedules.

(3) Where any instrument made under a statutory provision referred to in sub-paragraph (2) is in operation immediately before the commencement date, that instrument continues to have effect on and after that date in relation to any such winding up as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (1).

Statement of affairs

4.  (1)  Where a winding up by the High Court has commenced, or is treated as having commenced, before the commencement date, the official receiver or (on appeal from a refusal by him) the Court may, at any time on or after that date—

(a)release a person from an obligation imposed on him by or under Article 489 of the Companies Order (statement of affairs), or

(b)extend the period specified in paragraph (6) of that Article.

(2) Accordingly, on and after the commencement date, Article 489(6) of the Companies Order has effect in relation to a winding up to which this paragraph applies with the omission of the words from “or within” onwards.

Provisions relating to liquidator

5.  (1)  This paragraph applies as regards the liquidator in the case of a winding up by the High Court commenced, or treated as having commenced, before the commencement date.

(2) The official receiver may, at any time when he is liquidator of the company, apply to the Department for the appointment of a liquidator in his (the official receiver's) place; and on any such application the Department shall either make an appointment or decline to make one.

(3) Where immediately before the appointed day the liquidator of the company has not made an application under Article 506 of the Companies Order (release of liquidators), then—

(a)except where the Department otherwise directs, Articles 124(1) and (2) and 146(7) of this Order apply, and Article 508 of the Companies Order does not apply, in relation to any liquidator of that company who holds office on or at any time after the commencement date and is not the official receiver;

(b)Article 124(3) of this Order applies in relation to the carrying out at any time after that date by any liquidator of the company of any of his functions; and

(c)a liquidator in relation to whom Article 146(7) of this Order has effect by virtue of this paragraph has his release with effect from the time specified in Article 148(4)(d) of this Order.

(4) Paragraph (6) of Article 148 of this Order has effect for the purposes of sub-paragraph (3)(c) as it has for the purposes of that Article, but as if the reference to Article 176 were to Article 584 of the Companies Order.

Saving for power to make rules

6.  Paragraphs 3 to 5 are without prejudice to the power conferred by this Order under which rules made under Article 359 may make transitional provision in connection with the coming into operation of those rules; and such provision may apply those rules in relation to a winding up notwithstanding that the winding up commenced, or is treated as having commenced, before the coming into operation of the rules or Article 359.

Setting aside of preferences and other transactions

7.  (1)  Where a provision in Part V of this Order applies in relation to a winding up or in relation to a case in which an administration order has been made, a preference given, floating charge created or other transaction entered into before the commencement date shall not be set aside under that provision except to the extent that it could have been set aside under the law in operation immediately before that date, assuming for this purpose that any relevant administration order had been a winding-up order.

(2) The references in sub-paragraph (1) to setting aside a preference, floating charge or other transaction include the making of an order which varies or reverses any effect of a preference, floating charge or other transaction.

PART IIINDIVIDUAL INSOLVENCY

Bankruptcy general

8.  (1)  Subject to the following provisions of this Part, Parts VIII to X do not apply in relation to any case in which a bankruptcy petition was presented, or an adjudication in bankruptcy was made, before the commencement date.

(2) In relation to any such case as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (1), the statutory provisions specified in Schedules 9 and 10, so far as they relate to bankruptcy, have effect without the amendments and repeals specified in those Schedules.

(3) Where any instrument made under a statutory provision referred to in sub-paragraph (2) is in operation immediately before the commencement date, that instrument continues to have effect on and after that date in relation to any such case as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (1).

9.  (1)  In relation to any such case as is mentioned in paragraph 8(1) the references in any statutory provision to a petition, order or other matter which is provided for under the Bankruptcy Acts and corresponds to a petition, order or other matter provided for under provisions of Parts VIII to X of this Order continue on and after the commencement date to have effect as references to the petition, order or matter provided for by those Acts.

(2) Without prejudice to sub-paragraph (1), in determining for the purposes of Article 253 (period of bankruptcy) or paragraph 11 whether any person was an undischarged bankrupt at a time before the commencement date, an adjudication in bankruptcy and an annulment of a bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy Acts are to be taken into account in the same way, respectively, as a bankruptcy order under the provisions of Parts VIII to X of this Order and the annulment under Article 256 of this Order of such an order.

10.  Transactions entered into before the commencement date have effect on and after that date as if references to acts of bankruptcy in the provisions for giving effect to those transactions continued to be references to acts of bankruptcy within the meaning of section 21 of the Bankruptcy (Ireland) Amendment Act 1872(14) but as if such acts included failure to comply with a statutory demand served under Article 242 of this Order.

Discharge from old bankruptcy

11.  (1)  Where a person—

(a)was adjudged bankrupt before the commencement date or is adjudged bankrupt on or after that date on a petition presented before that date, and

(b)that person was not an undischarged bankrupt at any time in the period of 15 years ending with the adjudication,

that person is deemed (if not previously discharged) to be discharged from his bankruptcy for the purposes of the Bankruptcy Acts, at the end of the discharge period.

(2) Subject to sub-paragraph (3), the discharge period for the purposes of this paragraph is—

(a)in the case of a person adjudged bankrupt before the commencement date, the period of 3 years beginning with that date, and

(b)in the case of a person who is adjudged bankrupt on or after that date on a petition presented before that date, the period of 3 years beginning with the date of the adjudication.

(3) Where the High Court exercising jurisdiction in relation to a bankruptcy to which this paragraph applies is satisfied, on the application of the official receiver, that the bankrupt has failed, or is failing, to comply with any of his obligations under the Bankruptcy Acts, any rules made under those Acts or any such rules as are mentioned in paragraph 16(1), the Court may order that the discharge period shall cease to run for such period, or until the fulfilment of such conditions (including a condition requiring the Court to be satisfied as to any matter) as may be specified in the order.

Provisions relating to trustee

12.  (1)  This paragraph applies as regards the trustee in the case of a person adjudged bankrupt before the commencement date, or adjudged bankrupt on or after that date on a petition presented before that date.

(2) Where on the commencement date the trustee of a bankrupt’s estate has not made an application under Article 27 of the Bankruptcy Amendment (Northern Ireland) Order 1980(15) as applied by Article 39 of that Order (release of trustee), then—

(a)except where the Department otherwise directs, Articles 271(7), 277 and 304(1) to (3) of this Order apply, and Article 27 of that Order of 1980 as applied by Article 39 of that Order does not apply, in relation to any trustee of the bankrupt’s estate who holds office on or at any time after the commencement date;

(b)Article 304(4) of this Order applies in relation to the carrying out at any time on or after the commencement date by the trustee of the bankrupt’s estate of any of his functions; and

(c)a trustee in relation to whom Article 271(7) of this Order has effect by virtue of this paragraph has his release with effect from the time specified in Article 272(3)(d).

(3) Paragraph (5) of Article 272 has effect for the purposes of sub-paragraph (2)(c) as it has for the purposes of that Article.

(4) In the application of paragraph (3) of Article 304 in relation to a case by virtue of this paragraph, the reference in that paragraph to Article 303(1) has effect as a reference to Article 22(7) and (8) of the Bankruptcy Amendment (Northern Ireland) Order 1980 as applied by Article 39 of that Order of 1980.

(5) The trustee of the bankrupt’s estate may employ a solicitor to assist him in the carrying out of his functions without the permission of the committee of inspection; but if he does so employ a solicitor, he shall inform the committee of inspection that he has done so.

Second bankruptcy

13.  (1)  Articles 307 and 308 of this Order apply with the following modifications where the earlier bankruptcy (within the meaning of Article 307) is a bankruptcy in relation to which the Bankruptcy Acts apply instead of Parts VIII to X of this Order, that is to say—

(a)references to the existing trustee include references to the assignees of the bankrupt’s estate for the purposes of the earlier bankruptcy; and

(b)references to property vested in the existing trustee under Article 280(3) of this Order have effect as references to such property vested in that trustee as was acquired by or devolved on the bankrupt after the commencement (within the meaning of the Bankruptcy Acts) of the earlier bankruptcy; and

(c)references to an order under Article 283 of this Order have effect as references to an order under section 319 of the Irish Bankrupt and Insolvent Act 1857(16) or section 51 of the Bankruptcy (Ireland) Amendment Act 1872(17).

(2) Section 11 of the Bankruptcy Amendment Act (Northern Ireland) 1929(18) (second bankruptcy) does not apply where a person who is an undischarged bankrupt under the Bankruptcy Acts is adjudged bankrupt under this order.

Setting aside of preferences and other transactions

14.  (1)  A preference given, assignment made or other transaction entered into before the commencement date shall not be set aside under any of Articles 312 to 317 of this Order except to the extent that it could have been set aside under the law in operation immediately before that date.

(2) References in sub-paragraph (1) to setting aside a preference, assignment or other transaction include the making of any order which varies or reverses any effect of a preference, assignment or other transaction.

Bankruptcy offences

15.  (1)  Where a bankruptcy order is made under this Order on or after the commencement date, a person is not guilty of an offence under Chapter VI of Part IX in respect of anything done before that date; but, notwithstanding the repeal by Article 382 and Schedule 10 of sections 11, 12 and 13(4) of the Debtors (Ireland) Act 1872(19) and sections 25 and 26 of the Bankruptcy Amendment Act (Northern Ireland) 1929 is guilty of an offence under the Act of 1872 or 1929 in respect of anything done before the commencement date which would have been an offence under that Act if the making of the bankruptcy order had been the making of an adjudication order under the Bankruptcy Acts.

(2) Paragraph (5) of Article 321 of this Order applies (instead of section 25(2) or 26(2) of the Bankruptcy Amendment Act (Northern Ireland) 1929) in relation to proceedings for an offence under that Act which are instituted (whether by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) or otherwise) after the commencement date.

Power to make rules

16.  (1)  The preceding provisions of this Part of this Schedule are without prejudice to the power conferred by this Order under which rules under Article 359 may make transitional provision in connection with the coming into operation of those rules; and such provision may apply those rules in relation to a bankruptcy notwithstanding that it arose from a petition presented before either the coming into operation of the rules or the commencement date.

(2) Rules under Article 359 may provide for such debtor’s summons served before the commencement date as may be prescribed to be treated for the purposes of this Order as statutory demands served under Article 242.

PART IIIOTHER TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS AND SAVINGS

Deeds of arrangement

17.  Chapter I of Part VIII does not apply in relation to any deed of arrangement registered before the commencement date.

Insolvency practitioners

18.  Where an individual began to act as an insolvency practitioner in relation to any person before the commencement date, nothing in Article 349(2) or (3) prevents that individual from being qualified to act as an insolvency practitioner in relation to that person.

Official receiver

19.  Any property vested in the Official Assignee for bankruptcy for Northern Ireland, either alone or together with a creditor’s assignee, before the commencement date, shall, on that date, vest in the official receiver without any conveyance, assignment or transfer.

Transitional effect of Articles 367 to 369

20.  (1)  A transaction entered into before the commencement date shall not be set aside under Articles 367 to 369 except to the extent that it could have been set aside under the law in operation immediately before that date.

(2) References in sub-paragraph (1) to setting aside a transaction include the making of any order which varies or reverses any effect of a transaction.

Periods of time

21.  Where any period of time specified in any provision repealed by Article 382 and Schedule 10 is current immediately before the commencement date, this Order has effect as if the corresponding provision had been in operation when the period began to run; and (without prejudice to the foregoing) any period of time so specified and current is deemed for the purposes of this Order—

(a)to run from the date or event from which it was running immediately before the commencement date, and

(b)to expire (subject to any provision of this Order for its extension) whenever it would have expired if this Order had not come into operation;

and any rights, priorities, liabilities, reliefs, obligations, requirements, powers, duties or exemptions dependent on the beginning, duration or end of such a period shall be under this Order as they were or would have been under that repealed provision.

Saving

22.  The provisions of this Schedule shall have effect without prejudice to sections 28 and 29 of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(20).

Interpretation

23.  In this Schedule—

“the Bankruptcy Acts” means the Bankruptcy Acts (Northern Ireland) 1857(21)(22)(23)(24) to 1980(25);

“the commencement date” for the purpose of any provision of this Schedule, means the day appointed under Article 1(2) for the coming into operation of that provision.

Article 381.

SCHEDULE 9AMENDMENTS

PART IAMENDMENTS OF COMPANIES (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1986

1.  In Article 2(3) (general interpretation)—

(a)in the definition of “the Insolvency Account” for “Article 502” substitute “Article 358 of the Insolvency Order”;

(b)in the definition of “undischarged bankrupt” in sub-paragraph (b)—

(i)after “Order 1980” insert “or Article 254 of the Insolvency Order”;

(ii)for “either” substitute “any”;

(iii)at the end insert “of 1980 or of Article 253 (duration of discharge) of the Insolvency Order.”.

2.  After Article 2 insert—

Relationship of this Order to Insolvency Order

2A.  (1)  In this Order “the Insolvency Order” means the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989.

(2) In Articles 383(1)(b), 418(5)(a), 433, 442(1)(a) and (d), 453(2), 625, 626, 627 and 676 and paragraph 6(1) of Schedule 20 the words “this Order” are to be read as including Parts II to VII and Articles 359 to 362 of the Insolvency Order.

(3) In Articles 655(1), 656(1), 657(1)(a) and (3), 659(4), 662(1), 677 and 680(3) references to the Companies Orders include Parts II to VII and Articles 359 to 362 of the Insolvency Order..

3.  In Article 24(4) (effect of registration in the event of company being wound up) after “this Order” insert “and the Insolvency Order”.

4.  In Article 54(7)(a) (arrangement in relation to recently allotted shares) for “Article 539” substitute “Article 96 of the Insolvency Order”.

5.  In Article 113(7)(a) (arrangement in relation to allotted shares) for “Article 539” substitute “Article 96 of the Insolvency Order”.

6.  In Article 141(7) (arrangement in relation to equity shares) for “Article 539” substitute “Article 96 of the Insolvency Order”.

7.  In Article 150(2)(b) (application of Article 480) for “Article 480” substitute “Article 103 of the Insolvency Order”.

8.  In Article 163(3) (non-prohibited financial assistance transactions)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (f) for “Article 539” substitute “Article 96 of the Insolvency Order”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (g) for “Article 559” substitute “Part II of the Insolvency Order”.

9.  In Article 166(3) (statutory declaration prior to financial assistance) for “Article 479” substitute “Article 102 of the Insolvency Order”.

10.  In Article 183(4) (statutory declaration prior to payment out of capital) for “Article 479” substitute “Article 102 of the Insolvency Order”.

11.  For Article 205 (payment of debts out of assets subject to a floating charge) substitute—

205.  (1)  This Article applies where debentures of the company are secured by a charge which, as created, was a floating charge.

(2) If possession is taken, by or on behalf of the holders of any of the debentures, of any property comprised in or subject to the charge, and the company is not at that time in course of being wound up, the company’s preferential debts shall be paid out of assets coming to the hands of the person taking possession in priority to any claims for principal or interest in respect of the debentures.

(3) “Preferential debts” means the categories of debts listed in Schedule 4 to the Insolvency Order; and for the purposes of that Schedule “the relevant date” is the date of possession being taken as mentioned in paragraph (2).

(4) Payments made under this Article shall be recouped, as far as may be, out of the assets of the company available for payment of general creditors..

12.  In Article 230(4) (obligation to preserve accounting records) for the words from “direction” onwards substitute “provision contained in rules under Article 359 of the Insolvency Order”.

13.  After Article 233(7) (alteration of accounting reference period) insert—

(8) At any time when an administration order under Part III of the Insolvency Order is in force, this Article has effect as if paragraphs (3) and (5) to (7) were omitted..

14.  In Article 388(4)(j) (registration, etc., of resolutions and agreements) for “Article 529(1)(a)” substitute “Article 70(1)(a) of the Insolvency Order”.

15.  In Article 402(1) (certain charges void if not registered) after “liquidator” insert “or administrator”.

16.  In Article 418(1) (power of company to compromise with creditors and members) for “, of the liquidator” substitute “or an administration order being in force in relation to a company, of the liquidator or administrator”.

17.  In Article 419(6) (liability of officer or liquidator of company for default in connection with the circulation of information as to a compromise) after “liquidator” insert “or administrator”.

18.  For Article 454(6) (application of winding-up rules to petition under Part XVIII) substitute—

(6) The power under Article 359 of the Insolvency Order to make rules shall, so far as it relates to a winding-up petition, apply for the purposes of a petition under this Part..

19.  In Article 602(1) (power of Court, within 2 years of dissolution of company, to declare dissolution void) for “2 years” substitute “12 years”.

20.  In Article 608 (effect of Crown disclaimer)—

(a)for the words from “the following” to “apply” substitute “Article 152(3) and Articles 153 to 156 of the Insolvency Order shall apply”;

(b)for “Article 574(1)” substitute “that Article 152”.

21.  In Article 609(1) (application of Article 576)—

(a)for “Article 576 applies” substitute “Article 154 of the Insolvency Order shall apply”;

(b)for “Article 574” substitute “that Article”.

22.  In Article 660(2)(b) (official notification in relation to events affecting a company’s status) for “Article 558” substitute “Article 95 of the Insolvency Order”.

PART IIOTHER AMENDMENTS

(1) ACTS OF THE PARLIAMENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

The Exchange Control Act 1947 (c. 14)

23.  In paragraph 8 of Schedule 4 (legal proceedings)—

(a)sub-paragraph (3) shall be omitted;

(b)in sub-paragraph (4) for “section twenty-one of the Bankruptcy (Ireland) Amendment Act 1872, as amended by the Bankruptcy Amendment Act (Northern Ireland) 1929” substitute “Articles 241 to 244 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

The Medicines Act 1968 (c. 67)

24.  In section 72(4) (which specifies the persons who may carry on the business of a pharmacist in the case of his death or disability) at the end add “or Chapter II of Part VIII of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

The Social Security (Northern Ireland) Act 1975 (c. 15)

25.  In section 143(6) (provisions supplementary to sections 141 and 142) for “the provisions mentioned in subsection (2)” substitute “sections 141 and 142”.

The Policyholders Protection Act 1975 (c. 75)

26.  In section 5(1)(a) (application of sections 6 to 11) for “Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

27.  In section 15(1) (interim payments to policyholders of companies in liquidation, etc.) for “Article 493 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Article 115 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

28.  In section 16(1)(b) (companies in financial difficulties) for “Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

The Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 (c. 23)

29.  In section 35(2) (appeals to Court of Appeal from High Court) at the end insert—

(j)without the leave of the High Court or of the Court of Appeal, from a decision of the High Court under the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989.

30.  For section 106(1)(a) and (b) (rights of audience in High Court and Court of Appeal) substitute—

(a)any matter relating to individual voluntary arrangements or bankruptcy under Parts VIII to X of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989;

(b)any matter relating to company voluntary arrangements, receivership or the winding up of a company under Parts II and IV to VII of that Order of 1989.

The Finance Act 1981 (c. 35)

31.  In section 55(4) (stock relief) for “Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

The Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 (c. 27)

32.  In paragraph 1 of Schedule 5 (proceedings to which provisions relating to the allocation of proceedings within the United Kingdom to not apply) for “Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

The Insurance Companies Act 1982 (c. 50)

33.  In section 53 (winding up of insurance companies)—

(a)for “Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(b)for “that Order of 1986” substitute “that Order of 1989”.

34.  In section 54 (winding up of insurance company on petition of Department)—

(a)in subsection (2)—

(i)for “Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Part V or VI of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(ii)in paragraph (a) for “Articles 479 and 480 or Articles 616 to 619” substitute “Article 103 or Articles 186 to 188”;

(b)in subsection (4) for “Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

35.  In section 55 (winding up of insurance companies with long term business)—

(a)in subsection (5) for “paragraphs (1) to (3) of Article 500 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Article 143(2) of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(b)in subsection (6) for “Article 584 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Article 176 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

36.  In section 56 (continuation of long term business of insurance companies in liquidation)—

(a)in subsection (4)—

(i)for “Article 517(3) of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Article 151(5) of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(ii)for “Article 517 of the said Order of 1986” substitute “Article 151 of the said Order of 1989”;

(b)in subsection (7)—

(i)for “Article 499(1) of the said Order of 1986” substitute “Article 142 of, and Schedule 2 to, the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(ii)for “committee of inspection” substitute “a specified committee”.

37.  In section 59 (winding-up rules)—

(a)in subsection (1) for “Article 613 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Article 359 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(b)in subsection (2)—

(i)for “Article 613 of the said Order of 1986” substitute “Article 359 of the said Order of 1989”;

(ii)in paragraph (b) for “Article 570 of, and Schedule 18 to, the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Articles 149 and 150 of, and Schedule 4 to, the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

38.  In section 96(1), in the definition of “insolvent” for “Articles 479 and 480 or Article 616 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Articles 102 and 103 or Article 185 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

The Value Added Tax Act 1983 (c. 55)

39.  In section 22 (refund of tax in cases of bad debts)—

(a)in subsection (2)(c) for the words from “a resolution” onwards substitute “a composition or scheme proposed by him is approved under Chapter II of Part VIII of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 or, after his death, his estate falls to be administered in accordance with an order under Article 365 of that Order; or”;

(b)in subsection (3)(b) after “Great Britain” insert “or Northern Ireland”;

(c)in subsection (8) after “Insolvency Act 1985” insert “or Article 5(1) of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

The Finance Act 1985 (c. 54)

40.  In section 79 (voluntary winding-up: transfer of shares) in subsection (1) after “1960” insert “Article 539 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 or Articles 96 and 97 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

The Insolvency Act 1986 (c. 45)

41.  In section 426 (co-operation between courts exercising jurisdiction in relation to insolvency)—

(a)in subsection (10)(c) for the words from “the Bankruptcy Acts” onwards substitute “the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(b)at the end of subsection (11) insert—

(12) In the application of this section to Northern Ireland—

(a)for any reference to the Secretary of State there is substituted a reference to the Department of Economic Development in Northern Ireland;

(b)in subsection (3) for the words “another part of the United Kingdom” and the words “that other part” there is substituted the words “Northern Ireland”;

(c)for subsection (9) there is substituted the following subsection—

(9) An order made under subsection (3) by the Department of Economic Development in Northern Ireland shall be a statutory rule for the purposes of the Statutory Rules (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 and shall be subject to negative resolution within the meaning of section 41(6) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954..

The Building Societies Act 1986 (c. 53)

42.  In section 26(1)(c) (for the purposes of the protective scheme when a building society becomes insolvent) for “Article 541 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Article 81 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

43.  In section 28 (insolvent building society liable where Board makes an insolvency payment)—

(a)in subsection (8)(c) for “the Official Assignee for company liquidation” substitute “the Official Receiver for Northern Ireland”;

(b)in subsection (9)(b) for “Article 613 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Article 359 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

44.  In section 100(6)(b) (priority rights on transfer of business from building society to company) for “Article 570 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

45.  In Schedule 15 (application of companies winding up legislation to building societies)—

(a)in paragraph 1—

(i)for sub-paragraph (b) substitute—

(b)Articles 5 to 8 of Part I and Parts V, VII and XI of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989; or;

(ii)for “Articles 678 of, and Schedule 23 to, the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Articles 2(6) and 373 of, and Schedule 7 to, the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(b)in paragraph 5 for “Article 614 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Article 362 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(c)for paragraphs 34 to 55 substitute—

PART IIIMODIFIED APPLICATION OF INSOLVENCY (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1989PARTS V AND XI
Preliminary

34.  In this Part of this Schedule, Part V of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 is referred to as “Part V”, that Order is referred to as “the Order” and references to “Articles” are references to Articles of that Order.

Members of a building society as contributories in winding up

35.  (1)  Article 61 (liability of members) is modified as follows.

(2) In paragraph (1), the reference to any past member shall be omitted.

(3) Sub-paragraphs (a) to (d) of paragraph (2) shall be omitted; and so shall paragraph (3).

(4) The extent of the liability of a member of a building society in a winding up shall not exceed the extent of his liability under paragraph 6 of Schedule 2 to this Act.

36.  Articles 62 to 65 and 69 in Chapter I of Part V (miscellaneous provisions not relevant to building societies) do not apply.

37.  In the enactments as applied to a building society, “contributory”—

(a)means every person liable to contribute to the assets of the society in the event of its being wound up, and

(b)for the purposes of all proceedings for determining, and all proceedings prior to the determination of, the persons who are to be deemed contributories, includes any person alleged to be a contributory, and

(c)includes persons who are liable to pay or contribute to the payment of—

(i)any debt or liability of the building society being wound up, or

(ii)any sum for the adjustment of rights of members among themselves, or

(iii)the expenses of the winding up;

but does not include persons liable to contribute by virtue of a declaration by the Court under Article 177 (imputed responsibility for fraudulent trading) or Article 178 (wrongful trading).

Voluntary winding up

38.  (1)  Article 70 does not apply.

(2) In the enactments as applied to a building society, the expression “resolution for voluntary winding up” means a resolution passed under section 88(1) of this Act.

39.  In paragraph (1) of Article 87 (appointment of liquidation committee), the reference to functions conferred on a liquidation committee by or under the Order shall have effect as a reference to its functions by or under the Order as applied to building societies.

40.  (1)  Article 93 (distribution of property) does not apply; and the following applies in its place.

(2) Subject to the provisions of Part V relating to preferential payments, a building society’s property in a voluntary winding up shall be applied in satisfaction of the society’s liabilities to creditors (including any liability resulting from the variation to the liquidator’s duty effected by section 28 or 31 of this Act) pari passu and, subject to that application, in accordance with the rules of the society.

41.  Articles 96 and 97 (liquidator accepting shares, etc., as consideration for sale of company property) do not apply.

42.  Article 101 (saving for certain rights) shall also apply in relation to the dissolution by consent of a building society as it applies in relation to its voluntary winding up.

Winding up by the High Court

43.  Article 102 (circumstances in which company may be wound up by the High Court) does not apply.

44.  Article 104 (application for winding up) does not apply.

45.  (1)  In Article 105 (powers of High Court on hearing of petition), paragraph (1) applies with the omission of the words from “but the Court” to the end of the paragraph.

(2) The conditions which the High Court may impose under Article 105 include conditions for securing—

(a)that the building society be dissolved by consent of its members under section 87, or

(b)that the society amalgamates with, or transfers its engagements to, another building society under section 93 or 94, or

(c)that the society transfers its business to a company under section 97,

and may also include conditions for securing that any default which occasioned the petition be made good and that the costs of the proceedings on that petition be defrayed by the person or persons responsible for the default.

46.  Article 106 (power of High Court, between petition and winding-up order, to stay or restrain proceedings against company) has effect with the omission of paragraph (2).

47.  If, before the presentation of a petition for the winding up by the High Court of a building society, an instrument of dissolution under section 87 is placed in the society’s public file, Article 109(1) (commencement of winding up by the High Court) shall also apply in relation to the date on which the instrument is so placed and to any proceedings in the course of the dissolution as it applies to the commencement date for, and proceedings in, a voluntary winding up.

48.  (1)  Article 110 (consequences of winding-up order) shall have effect with the following modifications.

(2) Paragraphs (1) and (3) shall be omitted.

(3) A building society shall, within 15 days of a winding-up order being made in respect of it, give notice of the order to the central office; and the central office shall keep the notice in the public file of the society.

(4) If a building society fails to comply with sub-paragraph (3) above, it shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale; and so shall any officer who is also guilty of the offence.

49.  Article 119 (appointment of liquidator by High Court in certain circumstances) does not apply.

50.  In the application of Article 120(1) (liquidation committee) to building societies, the references to functions conferred on a liquidation committee by or under the Order shall have effect as references to its functions by or under the Order as so applied.

51.  The conditions which the High Court may impose under Article 125 (power to stay winding up) shall include those specified in paragraph 45(2) above.

52.  Article 132 (adjustment of rights of contributories) shall have effect with the modification that any surplus is to be distributed in accordance with the rules of the society.

53.  In Article 140(2) (liquidator’s powers), the reference to an extraordinary resolution shall have effect as a reference to a special resolution.

Winding up: general

54.  Article 158 (power to make over assets to employees) does not apply.

55.  (1)  In Article 166 (dissolution: voluntary winding up), paragraph (2) applies without the words from “and on the expiration” to the end of the paragraph and, in paragraph (3), the word “However” shall be omitted.

(2) Articles 167 and 168 (early dissolution) do not apply.

55A.  In Article 169 (dissolution: winding up by the High Court) paragraph (1) applies with the omission of the words from “and, subject” to the end of the paragraph; and in paragraphs (2) and (3) references to the Department shall have effect as references to the Commission.

Penal provisions

55B.  Articles 180 and 181 (restriction on re-use of name) do not apply.

55C.  (1)  Articles 182 and 183 (prosecution of delinquent officers) do not apply in relation to offences committed by members of a building society acting in that capacity.

(2) Article 182(4) and paragraphs (1) and (2) of Article 183 do not apply.

(3) The references in paragraphs (3) and (5) of Article 183 to the Department shall have effect as references to the Commission; and the reference in paragraph (3) to Article 182 shall have effect as a reference to that Article as supplemented by paragraph 55D below.

55D.  (1)  Where a report is made to the prosecuting authority (within the meaning of Article 182) under Article 182(3), in relation to an officer of a building society, he may, if he thinks fit, refer the matter to the Commission for further enquiry.

(2) On such a reference to it the Commission shall exercise its power under section 55(1) of this Act to appoint one or more investigators to investigate and report on the matter.

(3) An answer given by a person to a question put to him in exercise of the powers conferred by section 55 on a person so appointed may be used in evidence against the person giving it.

Preferential debts

55E.  Article 347 (meaning in Schedule 4 of “the relevant date”) applies with the omission of paragraphs (2) and (4) to (6).;

(d)in paragraph 56—

(i)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) for “543 or (as the case may be) 553 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “80 or (as the case may be) 92 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (2)(a) after “societies)” insert “or, as the case may be, Article 146(7) of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (as applied to building societies)”;

(iii)in sub-paragraph (2)(b) for “Official Assignee for company liquidations” substitute “official receiver for Northern Ireland”;

(iv)in sub-paragraph (2) after “that Act” insert “or Article 169 of that Order”;

(e)in paragraph 59—

(i)in sub-paragraph (1) for “Article 615 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Article 359 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(ii)for sub-paragraph (2) substitute—

(2) An order made by the Department of Economic Development under Article 361 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 may make provision for fees to be payable under that Article in respect of proceedings under the applicable winding-up legislation and the performance by the official receiver for Northern Ireland or that Department of functions under it..

The Financial Services Act 1986 (c. 60)

46.  In section 54(6)(c) (rules establishing scheme for compensation) for “Article 613 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Article 359 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

47.  In section 73 (winding up orders: Northern Ireland)—

(a)in subsection (1)(a) for the words from “Article 480” onwards substitute “Article 103 or, as the case may be, Article 185 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(b)in subsection (2)—

(i)in paragraph (b) for “Article 615 of that Order” substitute “Article 184 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(ii)in paragraph (c) for “that Order” substitute “the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986”;

(c)in subsection (4)—

(i)for “Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(ii)for “Article 615” substitute “Article 184”.

48.  In section 74 (administration orders) after “Act applies” insert “, or under Article 22 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (applications for administration orders) in relation to a company to which Article 21 of that Order applies,”.

The Banking Act 1987 (c. 22)

49.  In section 11(8) (revocation of authorisation) at the end insert “or under Article 21 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

50.  In section 58 (compensation payments to depositors)—

(a)in subsection (2)—

(i)after “1986” insert “or under Article 21 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(ii)at the end insert “or, as the case may be, under Article 36 of that Order”;

(b)in subsection (8)(b)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (iv) omit the words “or of a committee” onwards;

(ii)after sub-paragraph (iv) insert—

(v)to be a member of any committee established under Article 274 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989; and

(vi)to be a member of a committee established for the purposes of Part V or VI of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 under Article 87 of that Order or under Article 120 of that Order.;

(c)in subsection (10)—

(i)in paragraph (a) after “1986” insert “or under Part III of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(ii)in paragraph (b)(i) after “Act” insert “or, as the case may be, Part III of that Order”;

(iii)in paragraph (b)(ii) at the end insert “or under Article 38 of that Order”.

51.  In section 59 (meaning of insolvency)—

(a)in subsection (1)—

(i)in paragraph (b) for “Article 534 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Article 75 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(ii)in paragraph (c) for “Article 541” substitute “Article 81”;

(b)in subsection (2)(c) for “an order of adjudication of bankruptcy against any of the partners” substitute “a winding-up order against it under any provision of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 as applied by an order under Article 364 of that Order”.

52.  In section 62(8) (liability of institution in respect of compensation payments)—

(a)in paragraph (c) for “Article 613 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Article 359 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(b)at the end insert “or Part III of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

53.  In section 65(3) (power to obtain information) after “1986” insert “or Part III of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

54.  In the Table in section 84(1) (disclosure for facilitating discharge of functions by other supervisory authorities)—

(a)in the entry relating to the Department of Economic Development in Northern Ireland, in column 2, after “1986” insert “or Part XII of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(b)in the entry relating to the Official Receiver or, in Northern Ireland, the Official Assignee for company liquidations or for bankruptcy,—

(i)in column 1, for the words from “Assignee” onwards substitute “Receiver for Northern Ireland”;

(ii)in column 2, for “, bankruptcy order or order of adjudication of bankruptcy” substitute “or bankruptcy order”;

(c)at the end insert the following entry—

A recognised professional body (within the meaning of Article 350 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989).Functions in its capacity as such a body under the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989..

55.  In section 85(1)(f) (other permitted disclosures) after “1986” insert “or Parts II to VII or IX and X of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

56.  In section 92 (winding up on petition from the Bank)—

(a)in subsection (3)(a) for the words from “Article 480” onwards substitute “Article 103 or, as the case may be, Article 185 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(b)in subsection (4)—

(i)for “1986” substitute “1989”;

(ii)for “Article 615” substitute “Article 184”.

The Criminal Justice Act 1987 (c. 38)

57.  For section 3(6)(d) (disclosure of information) substitute—

(d)the official receiver for Northern Ireland;.

The Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1987 (c. 41)

58.  For section 54(5)(d) (disclosure of information) substitute—

(d)the official receiver for Northern Ireland;.

The Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (c. 1)

59.  In section 293(5) (relief for investment in new corporate trades) for “Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

60.  In section 345(5) (computation of chargeable gains) for “496 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “123 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

61.  In section 559 (deductions from payments to sub-contractors) subsection (6) shall be omitted.

The Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 (c. 4)

62.  In Schedule 4—

(a)in paragraph 31—

(i)in sub-paragraph (5)(a) for “Article 25 of the Bankruptcy Amendment (Northern Ireland) Order 1980” substitute “Article 160(2) or, as the case may be, Article 300(4) of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (8) in the definition of “the commencement of an insolvency” in head (c) after “Wales” insert “or in Northern Ireland”;

(b)in paragraph 33—

(i)in sub-paragraph (3) for the words from “Bankruptcy Acts” onwards substitute “Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(ii)for sub-paragraph (4)(b) substitute—

(b)any question whether a person is acting as an insolvency practitioner in Northern Ireland shall be determined in accordance with Article 3 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, except that—

(i)paragraph (5) shall be disregarded; and

(ii)the expression shall also include the official receiver acting as receiver or manager of property.;

(c)in paragraph 34 at the end of sub-paragraph (6) insert—

(7) In the application of this paragraph to Northern Ireland—

(a)for any reference to the Secretary of State there is substituted a reference to the Department of Economic Development in Northern Ireland;

(b)in sub-paragraph (1) for the words “any part of the United Kingdom” and the words “that or any other part of the United Kingdom” there is substituted the words “Northern Ireland”;

(c)for sub-paragraph (4) there is substituted the following sub-paragraph—

(4) An order made under this paragraph by the Department of Economic Development in Northern Ireland shall be a statutory rule for the purposes of the Statutory Rules (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 and shall be subject to negative resolution within the meaning of section 41(6) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954.;

(d)in paragraph 35(1) in the definition of “qualifying insolvency proceedings”—

(i)in head (a) for “Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989” and for “Part XX” substitute “Part V”;

(ii)in head (b) after “Wales” insert “or in Northern Ireland” and after “1986 Act” insert “or Article 364 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(iii)in head (d) after “Wales” insert “or in Northern Ireland” and after “1986 Act” insert “or Article 365 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

(2) ACTS OF THE PARLIAMENT OF NORTHERN IRELAND

The Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act(Northern Ireland) 1930 (c. 19)

63.  In section 1 (rights of third parties against insurers on bankruptcy etc. of the insured)—

(a)in subsection (1)—

(i)in paragraph (b) after “winding-up order” insert “or an administration order”;

(ii)in paragraph (b) at the end insert “or of a voluntary arrangement proposed for the purposes of Part II of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 being approved under that Part”;

(iii)for “Act” substitute “statutory provision”;

(b)in subsection (2)—

(i)for the words from “an order is made” to “law of bankruptcy” substitute “the estate of any person falls to be administered in accordance with an order under Article 365 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(ii)for “the Bankruptcy Acts (Northern Ireland) 1857 to 1929” substitute “any such order”;

(c)in subsection (3), for the words from “making of an order” to “his estate” substitute “estate of any person falling to be administered in accordance with an order under Article 365 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(d)in subsection (5) at the end insert “and in subsection (1) “statutory provision” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954”.

64.  In section 2 (duty to give necessary information to third parties)—

(a)in subsection (1)—

(i)for the words from “an order being made” to “estate of any person” substitute “the estate of any person falling to be administered in accordance with an order under Article 365 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(ii)after “winding-up order” insert “or an administration order”;

(iii)after “liquidator” insert “administrator,”;

(b)after subsection (1) insert—

(1A) The reference in subsection (1) to a trustee includes a reference to the supervisor of a voluntary arrangement proposed for the purposes of, and approved under, Part II or Chapter II of Part VIII of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989..

65.  In section 3 (settlement between insurers and insured)—

(a)after “winding-up order” insert “or an administration order”; and

(b)after “or winding up” insert “or the day of the making of the administration order”; and

(c)after “commencement”, in the second place where it occurs, insert “or day”.

The Arbitration Act (Northern Ireland) 1937 (c. 8)

66.  In section 3(2) (application to Court with consent of committee of inspection in certain cases where party to arbitration agreement adjudged bankrupt) for “committee of inspection” substitute “creditors' committee established under Article 274 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

The Pig Production Development Act (Northern Ireland) 1964 (c. 25)

67.  In section 11(2) for “Part XXI of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Part VI of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

The Contracts of Employment and Redundancy Payments Act (Northern Ireland) 1965 (c. 19)

68.  In section 42(5) (which provides for payment of money out of Northern Ireland Redundancy Fund where an employer is insolvent)—

(a)for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute—

(a)he has been adjudged bankrupt or has made a composition or arrangement with his creditors;

(b)he had died and his estate falls to be administered in accordance with an order under Article 365 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989; or;

(b)in paragraph (c)—

(i)after “winding up order” insert “or an administration order”;

(ii)at the end add “or a voluntary arrangement proposed for the purposes of Part II of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 is approved under that Part”.

The Transport Act (Northern Ireland) 1967 (c. 37)

69.  In section 33(2)(a) (transfer of licences) for the words “adjudicated bankrupt” to the end substitute “adjudged bankrupt or makes a voluntary arrangement proposed for the purposes of, and approved under, Part VIII of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989.”.

The Industrial and Provident Societies Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 (c. 24)

70.  In section 64 (dissolution of registered society) for “Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

The Land Registration Act (Northern Ireland) 1970 (c. 18)

71.  For section 59 substitute—

59.    Transmissions on bankruptcy of registered owner.

(1) Upon the bankruptcy of the registered owner of any land his trustee shall (on production of the prescribed evidence to be furnished by the official receiver or trustee in bankruptcy that the land is comprised in the bankrupt’s estate) be entitled to be registered as owner of the land or, as the case may be, as a tenant in common of the land with another or others.

(2) Where a trustee in bankruptcy disclaims a registered leasehold estate under Articles 288 to 292 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, and an order is made by the High Court vesting the leasehold estate in any person, the order shall direct the alteration of the appropriate register in favour of the person in whom the leasehold estate is so vested, and in such case the Registrar shall, on being served with such order, forthwith (without notice to the bankrupt or any other person and without requiring production of the land certificate) alter the register accordingly, and no right to indemnity under this Act shall arise by reason of such alteration.

59A.    Effect of transmissions on bankruptcy.

(1) Subject to subsection (2), where a trustee in bankruptcy is registered as owner of land he shall in all respects, and in particular as respects registered dealing with the land, be in the same position as if he had taken the land under a transfer for valuable consideration.

(2) The trustee in bankruptcy shall hold the land in respect of which he is registered for the purposes upon and subject to which the land is applicable by law, and subject to all unregistered rights subject to which the bankrupt held the land..

72.  After section 67 insert—

Protection of creditors prior to registration of trustee in bankruptcy.

67A.  (1)  If a bankruptcy petition is presented by or against any person who appears to the High Court to be the registered owner of any land, the Court shall give notice to the Registrar of the presenting of the petition, in such manner as may be prescribed, and notice of the presenting of the petition shall thereupon be entered on the appropriate register.

(2) A notice registered under subsection (1) shall protect the rights of all creditors, and unless cancelled by the Registrar in the prescribed manner such notice shall remain in force until a bankruptcy inhibition is registered or the trustee in bankruptcy is registered as owner.

(3) Where a bankruptcy order is made and the bankrupt is a registered owner of land, the official receiver or the trustee in bankruptcy shall notify the Registrar in the prescribed form and the Registrar shall thereupon enter an inhibition (“a bankruptcy inhibition”) against the title of the registered owner of the land.

(4) No fee shall be charged for the entry of a notice under subsection (1) or a bankruptcy inhibition under subsection (3).

(5) From and after the entry of a bankruptcy inhibition (but without prejudice to dealings with or in right of interests having priority over the estate of the bankrupt owner), no dealing affecting the land of the registered owner, other than the registration of the trustee in bankruptcy, shall be entered on the appropriate register until the inhibition is cancelled as to the whole or part of the land dealt with.

(6) Without prejudice to section 34(4), where under a disposition of registered land to a purchaser in good faith for valuable consideration such purchaser is registered as owner of an estate, then, notwithstanding that the person making the disposition is adjudged bankrupt, the title of his trustee in bankruptcy shall, as from the date of the registration of such disposition, be void as against such purchaser unless at that date, either a notice under subsection (1) or a bankruptcy inhibition has been registered; but a purchaser who, at the date of the execution of the registered disposition has actual knowledge of the bankruptcy petition or the adjudication, shall be deemed not to take in good faith.

(7) Nothing in this section shall impose on a purchaser a liability to make any search under the Registration of Deeds Acts.

(8) If neither a notice under subsection (1) nor a bankruptcy inhibition is registered against a registered owner of land, nothing in this section shall prejudicially affect a registered disposition of any registered land acquired by the bankrupt after adjudication.

(9) If and when a bankruptcy inhibition is wholly or partially cancelled, for any cause other than by reason of the registration of the trustee in bankruptcy, any registered estate vested in the trustee in bankruptcy shall, as respects the registered estate to which the cancellation extends, be divested and the same shall vest in the registered owner in whom it would have been vested if there had been no adjudication in bankruptcy..

73.  In section 85(3) (rules) at the end add—

(q)the postponing of the registration of a notice under section 67A(1) or a bankruptcy inhibition under section 67A(3) where the name, address and description of the debtor or bankrupt appearing in the notice for the registration of the bankruptcy petition or bankruptcy order are not identical to those stated in the appropriate register, until the Registrar is satisfied as to the identity of the debtor or bankrupt;

(r)the requiring of the official receiver to notify to the Registrar any mistake occurring in the bankruptcy order or any other fact relevant to any proposed amendment in the appropriate register; and the enabling of the Registrar to make any consequential amendment;

(s)the providing for the whole or partial cancellation (subject to notice to the official receiver or trustee in bankruptcy) of a bankruptcy inhibition registered under section 67A(3) in prescribed circumstances..

74.  In section 94 (interpretation) insert the following definitions—

“bankruptcy order” means an order adjudging an individual bankrupt;

“bankruptcy petition” means a petition to the High Court for a bankruptcy order;

“debtor” in relation to a bankruptcy petition, means the individual to whom the petition relates;.

75.  In Part I of Schedule 6 (registration of certain burdens)—

(a)in paragraph 7 after “judgment” insert—

(other than a bankruptcy order);

(b)after paragraph 8 insert—

8A.  Any bankruptcy petition relating to the land whether existing before or after the first registration of the land..

76.  In Part II of Schedule 6 (provisions affecting registration of Schedule 6 burdens)—

(a)in paragraph 4 after “8” insert “8A”;

(b)after paragraph 6 insert—

Registration of bankruptcy petitions

6A.  Paragraph 6 shall apply to the registration of a bankruptcy petition as it applies to the registration of a pending action..

The Registration of Deeds Act (Northern Ireland) 1970 (c. 25)

77.  After section 3 insert—

Pending actions relating to bankruptcy.

3A.  (1)  A bankruptcy petition, whether or not it is known to affect land, may be registered by the lodgment in the registry of deeds of 2 copies of a prescribed document, stating such matters as may be prescribed, one of which copies shall be certified by the High Court.

(2) The certified copy of the document referred to in subsection (1) shall, for the purposes of the Registration of Deeds Acts, be treated as the document to be registered and the other copy thereof shall, subject to section 12 and to any regulations made thereunder, be treated for those purposes as the memorial of that document.

(3) Subsections (4) and (6) of section 3 apply for the purposes of the registration of a bankruptcy petition under this section as they apply to the registration of a pending action relating to land.

(4) No fee shall be charged for the registration of a bankruptcy petition if the application for registration is made by the High Court.

(5) A bankruptcy petition filed on or after the coming into operation of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 shall not bind or affect a purchaser of any unregistered land who has acted in good faith without actual knowledge of that petition—

(a)unless it is registered under this section; and

(b)before the expiration of 21 days from the date on which it is registered.

(6) In this section and section 3B “purchaser” means—

(a)any person (including a mortgagee or lessee) who, for valuable consideration, takes any estate in any unregistered land; and

(b)the agent of any such person.

Bankruptcyorders.

3B.  (1)  Without prejudice to section 2(3), a bankruptcy order, whether or not the bankrupt’s estate is known to include land, may be registered by the lodgment in the registry of deeds of 2 copies of the order one of which copies shall be certified by the High Court and 2 copies of a prescribed document, stating such matters as may be prescribed, one of which copies shall be certified by the official receiver.

(2) The certified copy of the bankruptcy order and the certified copy of the document referred to in subsection (1) shall, for the purposes of the Registration of Deeds Acts, be treated as the document to be registered and the other copy of the bankruptcy order and the document referred to in subsection (1) shall, subject to section 12 and to any regulations made thereunder, be treated for those purposes as the memorial of the document to be registered.

(3) Subsections (4) and (6) of section 3 apply for the purposes of the registration of a bankruptcy order under this section as they apply to the registration of a pending action relating to land.

(4) No fee shall be charged for the registration of a bankruptcy order if the application is made by the official receiver.

(5) Subject to paragraph (6), the title of a trustee in bankruptcy shall be void as against a purchaser of any unregistered land who has acted in good faith without actual knowledge of the bankruptcy order claiming under a conveyance registered before the expiration of 21 days from the date on which the bankruptcy order is registered under this section.

(6) Where a bankruptcy petition has been registered under section 3A, the title of the trustee in bankruptcy shall be void against a purchaser of any unregistered land who has acted in good faith without actual knowledge of the petition claiming under a conveyance registered on or after the expiration of 21 days from the date of registration of the petition, unless at the date of the registration of the conveyance either—

(a)the registration of the petition is in force; or

(b)a bankruptcy order is registered under this section and 21 days have expired from the date on which the order is registered..

78.  In section 4(1) (effect of registration) for “section 5” substitute “sections 3A(5), 3B(5) and 5”.

79.  After section 19(2) (regulations) insert—

(3) The power of the Lord Chancellor, with the concurrence of the Department of Economic Development, to make rules under Article 359 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 shall include power to make rules as respects the registration and re-registration of a bankruptcypetition under section 3A and a bankruptcy order under section 3B, as if the registration and re-registration were required by that Order of 1989.

(4) Any rules made by virtue of paragraph (3) shall be made with the concurrence of the Department..

80.  In section 20(1) (interpretation) insert the following definitions—

“bankruptcy order” means an order adjudging an individual bankrupt;

“bankruptcy petition” means a petition to the High Court for a bankruptcy order;.

The Friendly Societies Act (Northern Ireland) 1970 (c. 31)

81.  In section 77(2) (winding-up of registered friendly societies and branches) for “Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

82.  In section 87(3)(b) (offence for aiding and abetting dissolution) for “Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

The Licensing Act (Northern Ireland) 1971 (c. 13)

83.  In section 25(1) (temporary continuance of business on death, bankruptcy, etc.)—

(a)in paragraph (a) for the words from “his business” to “his creditors” substitute “a composition or scheme proposed by him is approved under Chapter II of Part VIII of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, or a trustee is appointed under a deed of arrangement under Chapter I of that Part VIII for the benefit of his creditors”;

(b)for the words from “assignees” to “the deed” substitute “person who is for the time being trustee in bankruptcy, supervisor of the composition or scheme, trustee under the deed,”.

The Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 (c. 9)

84.  For section 5(1) (disqualification by reason of bankruptcy for membership of district council) substitute—

(1) The disqualifications to which a person adjudged bankrupt is subject under section 4(1)(b) shall cease—

(a)unless the bankruptcy order made against that person is previously annulled, on his discharge from bankruptcy; and

(b)if the bankruptcy order is so annulled, on the date of the annulment..

(3) ORDERS IN COUNCIL

The Superannuation (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 (NI 10)

85.  In Article 7(2) (rule that benefit is unassignable not to affect powers of court under section 319 of the Irish Bankrupt and Insolvent Act 1857) for “section 319 of the Irish Bankrupt and Insolvent Act 1857” substitute “Article 283 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

The Social Security Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1975 (NI 15)

86.  In Schedule 4 (priority in bankruptcy, etc. to certain debts)—

(a)in paragraph 1—

(i)for the words from the beginning to “included” substitute “This Schedule applies to”;

(ii)for “date of the relevant event” substitute “relevant date”;

(b)in paragraph 2(1)—

(i)for the words from the beginning to “included” substitute “This Schedule applies to”;

(ii)for “date of the relevant event” substitute “relevant date”;

(c)in paragraph 2(2) for “in a case where the relevant event took place before the day of the making of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1985” substitute “in any other case”;

(d)in paragraph 3(1)—

(i)for the words from the beginning to “included” substitute “This Schedule applies to”;

(ii)for “the occurrence of the relevant event” substitute—

  • a person going into liquidation or being adjudged bankrupt or (in the case of a company not in liquidation)—

    (a)

    the appointment of a receiver as mentioned in Article 50 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (debenture-holders secured by floating charge); or

    (b)

    the taking of possession by debenture holders (so secured) as mentioned in Article 205 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986;

(e)in paragraph 4 for the words from the beginning to “that Act” substitute “Article 205(3) of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 and Article 347 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 apply as regards the meaning in this Schedule of “the relevant date”;”.

The Solicitors (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (NI 12)

87.  In Article 13(1)(k) (application for a practising certificate by a person who has been adjudged bankrupt and has obtained his discharge) for “adjudicated a bankrupt and obtained his discharge” substitute “adjudged a bankrupt and discharged”.

The Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (NI 16)

88.  In Article 42 (employee’s rights on the insolvency of his employer)—

(a)in paragraph (6)—

(i)for “section 250 of the Irish Bankrupt and Insolvent Act 1857 (preferential claims of apprentices)” substitute “Article 319 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(ii)for the words from “that section” onwards substitute “that Article as applied to the winding up of a company by rules under Article 359 of that Order”;

(b)in paragraph (7)—

(i)for “the Official Assignee, a liquidator” substitute “a liquidator, an administrator,”;

(ii)at the end add—

  • and in this paragraph “trustee” in relation to a composition or arrangement, includes the supervisor of a voluntary arrangement proposed for the purposes of, and approved under, Part II or Chapter II of Part VIII of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989.

89.  In Article 43(6) (payment of unpaid contributions to occupational pension schemes)—

(a)for “the Official Assignee, a liquidator” substitute “a liquidator, an administrator,”;

(b)at the end add—

  • and in this paragraph “trustee” in relation to a composition or arrangement, includes the supervisor of a voluntary arrangement proposed for the purposes of, and approved under Part II or Chapter II of Part VIII of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989.

90.  In Article 47(1) (interpretation of Articles 42 to 46)—

(a)for sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute—

(a)he has been adjudged bankrupt or has made a composition or arrangement with his creditors;

(b)he has died and his estate falls to be administered in accordance with an order under Article 365 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989; or;

(b)in sub-paragraph (c)—

(i)after “winding-up order” insert “or an administration order”;

(ii)at the end add “or a voluntary arrangement proposed for the purposes of Part II of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 is approved under that Part”.

The Matrimonial Causes (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (NI 15)

91.  In Article 41 (settlement, etc., made in compliance with a property adjustment order may be avoided on bankruptcy of settlor) for the words from “a settlement of” onwards substitute “a transaction in respect of whichan order may be made under Article 312 or 313 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

The Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 3)

92.  In Article 131 (winding up of registered housing associations) for “Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

The Judgments Enforcement (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 6)

93.  In Article 2, in the definition of “company”, in sub-paragraph (a) for “Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

94.  In Article 14(3) (stay of enforcement in cases of insolvency)—

(a)omit sub-paragraph (a)(i);

(b)in sub-paragraph (b) at end add—

(iv)the directors of the company will make a proposal to the company and its creditors for a voluntary arrangement under Part II of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, or

(v)an application will be made to the court for an administration order under Part III of that Order of 1989, or.

95.  For Article 86 substitute—

Default of debtor

86.  (1)  If the debtor fails to make any payment which he is required to make by virtue of an administration order the Office, if it considers it proper to revoke the administration order, may upon doing so make an order directing that this Article and Article 15 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 shall apply to the person for such period, not exceeding 2 years, as may be specified in the order.

(2) A person to whom this Article so applies shall not—

(a)either alone or jointly with another person, obtain credit to the extent of the amount prescribed for the purposes of Article 331(1)(a) of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 or more, or

(b)enter into any transaction in the course of or for the purposes of any business in which he is directly or indirectly engaged,

without disclosing to the person from whom he obtains the credit, or (as the case may be) with whom the transaction is entered into, the fact that this Article applies to him.

(3) The reference in paragraph (2) to a person obtaining credit includes—

(a)a case where goods are bailed or hired to him under a hire-purchase agreement or agreed to be sold to him under a conditional sale agreement, and

(b)a case where he is paid in advance (whether in money or otherwise) for the supply of goods or services.

(4) A person who contravenes this Article shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable—

(a)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to a fine, or to both, or

(b)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or to both..

96.  In Article 88 (effect of bankruptcy or winding up on enforcement)—

(a)in paragraph (1)—

(i)after “paragraph (2)” insert “of this Article, Articles 106 and 258 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (restrictions on proceedings and remedies)”;

(ii)for “Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(iii)in sub-paragraph (a) for the words from the beginning to “such bankruptcy” substitute “as against the official receiver or trustee of the bankrupt’s estate”;

(b)in paragraph (2)(a)—

(i)for “of the adjudication” substitute “on which the bankruptcy order is made”;

(ii)for “Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(c)in paragraph (2)(b)—

(i)in head (i) for “adjudication” substitute “making of the bankruptcy order” and for “filed” substitute “presented”;

(ii)in head (ii) for “an order of adjudication” substitute “a bankruptcy order”;

(d)in paragraph (3)—

(i)for “, the assignees in bankruptcy” substitute “and Article 90(3A), the official receiver”;

(ii)at the end insert “and, subject to paragraph (3A), that money and proceeds shall be comprised in the bankrupt’s estate”;

(e)after paragraph (3) insert—

(3A) The rights conferred by this Article on the official receiver, the trustee or the liquidator may, to such extent and on such terms as it thinks fit, be set aside by the High Court in favour of the creditor..

97.  In Article 90 (functions of Office as to proceeds of enforcement, etc.)—

(a)in paragraph (1)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (i) for “filed” substitute “presented”;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (ii) for “an order of adjudication of bankruptcy” substitute “a bankruptcy order” and for “Official Assignee” substitute “official receiver”;

(b)in paragraph (2)(a) for “an adjudication order” substitute “a bankruptcy order” and for “Official Assignee” substitute “official receiver”;

(c)in paragraph (3)—

(i)for “Official Assignee” substitute “official receiver”;

(ii)at the end insert “and, subject to paragraph (3A), that money or property shall be comprised in the bankrupt’s estate”;

(d)after paragraph (3) insert—

(3A) The rights conferred by this Article on the official receiver, the trustee or the liquidator may, to such extent and on such terms as it thinks fit, be set aside by the High Court in favour of the creditor.

(3B) Paragraph (1)(ii), (2)(a) or (3) shall not apply in relation to money or other property which has been acquired by or has devolved upon the debtor since the making of a bankruptcy order against him unless—

(a)at the time the money is received or, as the case may be, the money or property is seized; or

(b)before completion of the enforcement;

the money or other property has been or is claimed for the bankrupt’s estate under Article 280 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (after-acquired property) and a copy of the notice given under that Article has been or is served upon the Office..

98.  In Article 91 (retention by Office of money or property pending result of interpleader) for “Official Assignee” substitute “official receiver”.

99.  In Article 92 (charge in respect of costs of enforcement) for “Official Assignee” in both places where it occurs substitute “official receiver”.

100.  In Article 93 (special provisions as to charges on land)—

(a)omit the words “the assignees in the bankruptcy of the debtor or”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (a)—

(i)for “filed” substitute “presented”;

(ii)for “an order of adjudication” substitute “a bankruptcy order”.

The Agricultural Marketing (Northern Ireland) Order 1982 (NI 12)

101.  In paragraph 6 of Schedule 2 (provisions as to winding up agricultural marketing boards regulating products)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1) for “Part XXI of The Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Part VI of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (2) for “Article 616 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Articles 185, 186 and 188 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(c)in sub-paragraph (3) for the words from the beginning to “(c)” substitute “Article 187 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 shall not apply and Article 188(1)(b)”;

(d)in sub-paragraph (4) for “the provisions of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Part V of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

102.  In paragraph 5 of Schedule 6 (provisions as to winding up of agricultural marketing boards regulating services)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1) for “Part XXI of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Part VI of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (2) for “Article 616 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Articles 185, 186 and 188 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”;

(c)in sub-paragraph (3) for the words from the beginning to “(c)” substitute “Article 187 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 shall not apply and Article 188(1)(b)”;

(d)in sub-paragraph (4) for “the provisions of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986” substitute “Part V of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

The Credit Unions (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 (NI 12)

103.  In Article 68(a) (dissolution of credit union) for “Companies Acts (Northern Ireland) 1960 to 1983” substitute “Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989”.

PART IIIINTERIM AMENDMENTS RELATING TO PREFERENTIAL DEBTS

The Bankruptcy Amendment (Northern Ireland)Order 1980 (NI 4)

104.  For Articles 19 and 20 substitute—

Preferential payments

19.  (1)  Subject to Article 21, in the distribution of the property of a bankrupt there shall be paid in priority to all other debts the following debts—

Category 1: Debts due to Inland Revenue

1.  (1)  Sums due at the relevant date from the debtor on account of deductions of income tax from emoluments paid during the period of 12 months next before that date.

(2) The deductions referred to in sub-paragraph (1) are those which the debtor was liable to make under section 203 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (pay as you earn), less the amount of the payments of income tax which the debtor was liable to make during that period.

2.  Sums due at the relevant date from the debtor in respect of such deductions as are required to be made by the debtor for that period under section 559 of that Act of 1988 (sub-contractors in the construction industry).

Category 2: Debts due to Customs and Excise

3.  (1)  Any value added tax which is referable to the period of 6 months next before the relevant date (which period is referred to as “the 6-month period”).

(2) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)where the whole of the prescribed accounting period to which any value added tax is attributable falls within the 6-month period, the whole amount of that tax is referable to that period; and

(b)in any other case the amount of any value added tax which is referable to the 6-month period is the proportion of the tax which is equal to such proportion (if any) of the accounting reference period in question as falls within the 6-month period.

(3) In sub-paragraph (2)(a) “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations under the Value Added Tax Act 1983.

4.  The amount of any car tax which is due at the relevant date from the debtor and which became due within a period of 12 months next before that date.

5.  Any amount which is due—

(a)by way of general betting duty or bingo duty, or

(b)under section 16 of the Miscellaneous Transferred Excise Duties Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 (general betting duty and pool betting duty recoverable from agent collecting stakes), or

(c)under section 24(1) of that Act (gaming licence duty),

from the debtor at the relevant date and which became due within the period of 12 months next before that date.

Category 3: Social security contributions

6.  All sums which on the relevant date are due from the debtor on account of Class 1 or Class 2 contributions under the Social Security Act 1975 or the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Act 1975 and which became due from the debtor in the 12 months next before the relevant date.

7.  All sums which on the relevant date have been assessed on and are due from the debtor on account of Class 4 contributions under either of those Acts of 1975, being sums which—

(a)are due to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue (rather than to the Secretary of State or the Department of Health and Social Services), and

(b)are assessed on the debtor up to 5th April next before the relevant date,

but not exceeding, in the whole, any one year’s assessment.

Category 4: Contributions to occupational pension schemes, etc.

8.  Any sum which is owed by the debtor and is a sum to which Schedule 4 to the Social Security Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1975 applies (contributions to occupational pension schemes and state scheme premiums).

Category 5: Remuneration, etc., of employees

9.  So much of any amount which—

(a)is owed by the debtor to a person who is or has been an employee of the debtor, and

(b)is payable by way of remuneration in respect of the whole or any part of the period of 4 months next before the relevant date,

as does not exceed so much as may be specified in an order made by the Department.

10.  An amount owed by way of accrued holiday remuneration, in respect of any period of employment before the relevant date, to a person whose employment by the debtor has been terminated, whether before, on or after that date.

11.  So much of any sum owed in respect of money advanced for the purpose as has been applied for the payment of a debt which, if it had not been paid, would have been a debt falling within paragraph 9 or 10.

12.  So much of any amount which—

(a)is ordered (whether before or after the relevant date) to be paid by the debtor under the Reserve Forces (Safeguard of Employment) Act 1985, and

(b)is so ordered in respect of a default made by the debtor before that date in the discharge of his obligations under that Act,

as does not exceed such amount as may be specified in an order made by the Department.

Interpretation for Category 5

13.  (1)  For the purposes of paragraphs 9 to 12, a sum is payable by the debtor to a person by way of remuneration in respect of any period if—

(a)it is paid as wages or salary (whether payable for time or for piece work or earned wholly or partly by way of commission) in respect of services rendered to the debtor in that period, or

(b)it is an amount falling within sub-paragraph (2) and is payable by the debtor in respect of that period.

(2) An amount falls within this sub-paragraph if it is—

(a)a guarantee payment under Article 3(1) of the Industrial Relations (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (employment without work to do for a day or part of a day);

(b)remuneration on suspension on medical grounds under Article 9 of that Order of 1976;

(c)any payment for time off under Article 37(4) (trade union duties), 41(3) (looking for work, etc.) or 41A(4) (ante-natal care) of that Order of 1976; or

(d)remuneration under a protective award made by an industrial tribunal under Article 51 of the Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (redundancy dismissal with compensation).

14.  (1)  This paragraph relates to a case in which a person’s employment has been terminated by or in consequence of his employer going into liquidation or being adjudged bankrupt.

(2) For the purposes of paragraphs 9 to 12, holiday remuneration is deemed to have accrued to that person in respect of any period of employment if, by virtue of his contract of employment or of any statutory provision, that remuneration would have accrued in respect of that period if his employment had continued until he became entitled to be allowed the holiday.

(3) The reference in sub-paragraph (2) to any statutory provision includes an order or direction made under a statutory provision.

15.  Without prejudice to paragraphs 13 and 14—

(a)any remuneration payable by the debtor to a person in respect of a period of holiday or of absence from work through sickness or other good cause is deemed to be wages or (as the case may be) salary in respect of services rendered to the debtor in that period, and

(b)references here and in those paragraphs to remuneration in respect of a period of holiday include any sums which, if they had been paid, would have been treated for the purposes of the statutory provisions relating to social security as earnings in respect of that period.

Category 6: Levies on coal and steel production

16.  Any sums due at the relevant date from the debtor in respect of—

(a)the levies on the production of coal and steel referred to in Articles 49 and 50 of the E.C.S.C. Treaty, or

(b)any surcharge for delay provided for in Article 50(3) of that Treaty and Article 6 of Decision 3/52 of the High Authority of the Coal and Steel Community.

(2) An order under paragraph 9 or 12 of Category 5—

(a)may contain such transitional provisions as may appear to the Department necessary or expedient;

(b)shall be subject to negative resolution.

(3) For the purposes of this Article “the relevant date” means—

(a)in relation to a bankrupt, the date of the order of adjudication of bankruptcy, and

(b)in relation to an arranging debtor, the date of the order for protection..

The Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (NI 6)

105.  For Schedule 18 substitute—

SCHEDULE 18PREFERENCE AMONG CREDITORS IN COMPANY WINDING UP
Category 1: Debts due to Inland Revenue

1.  (1)  Sums due at the relevant date from the debtor on account of deductions of income tax from emoluments paid during the period of 12 months next before that date.

(2) The deductions referred to in sub-paragraph (1) are those which the debtor was liable to make under section 203 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (pay as you earn), less the amount of the repayments of income tax which the debtor was liable to make during that period.

2.  Sums due at the relevant date from the debtor in respect of such deductions as are required to be made by the debtor for that period under section 559 of that Act of 1988 (sub-contractors in the construction industry).

Category 2: Debts due to Customs and Excise

3.  (1)  Any value added tax which is referable to the period of 6 months next before the relevant date (which period is referred to as “the 6-month period”).

(2) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)where the whole of the prescribed accounting period to which any value added tax is attributable falls within the 6-month period, the whole amount of that tax is referable to that period; and

(b)in any other case the amount of any value added tax which is referable to the 6-month period is the proportion of the tax which is equal to such proportion (if any) of the accounting reference period in question as falls within the 6-month period.

(3) In sub-paragraph (2)(a) “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations under the Value Added Tax Act 1983.

4.  The amount of any car tax which is due at the relevant date from the debtor and which became due within a period of 12 months next before that date.

5.  Any amount which is due—

(a)by way of general betting duty or bingo duty, or

(b)under section 16 of the Miscellaneous Transferred Excise Duties Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 (general betting duty and pool betting duty recoverable from agent collecting stakes), or

(c)under section 24(1) of that Act (gaming licence duty),

from the debtor at the relevant date and which became due within the period of 12 months next before that date.

Category 3: Social security contributions

6.  All sums which on the relevant date are due from the debtor on account of Class 1 or Class 2 contributions under the Social Security Act 1975 or the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Act 1975 and which became due from the debtor in the 12 months next before the relevant date.

7.  All sums which on the relevant date have been assessed on and are due from the debtor on account of Class 4 contributions under either of those Acts of 1975, being sums which—

(a)are due to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue (rather than to the Secretary of State or the Department of Health and Social Services), and

(b)are assessed on the debtor up to 5th April next before the relevant date,

but not exceeding, in the whole, any one year’s assessment.

Category 4: Contributions to occupational pension schemes, etc.

8.  Any sum which is owed by the debtor and is a sum to which Schedule 4 to the Social Security Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1975 applies (contributions to occupational pension schemes and state scheme premiums).

Category 5: Remuneration, etc., of employees

9.  So much of any amount which—

(a)is owed by the debtor to a person who is or has been an employee of the debtor, and

(b)is payable by way of remuneration in respect of the whole or any part of the period of 4 months next before the relevant date,

as does not exceed so much as may be specified in an order made by the Department.

10.  An amount owed by way of accrued holiday remuneration, in respect of any period of employment before the relevant date, to a person whose employment by the debtor has been terminated, whether before, on or after that date.

11.  So much of any sum owed in respect of money advanced for the purpose as has been applied for the payment of a debt which, if it had not been paid, would have been a debt falling within paragraph 9 or 10.

12.  So much of any amount which—

(a)is ordered (whether before or after the relevant date) to be paid by the debtor under the Reserve Forces (Safeguard of Employment) Act 1985, and

(b)is so ordered in respect of a default made by the debtor before that date in the discharge of his obligations under that Act,

as does not exceed such amount as may be specified in an order made by the Department.

Interpretation for Category 5

13.  (1)  For the purposes of paragraphs 9 to 12, a sum is payable by the debtor to a person by way of remuneration in respect of any period if—

(a)it is paid as wages or salary (whether payable for time or for piece work or earned wholly or partly by way of commission) in respect of services rendered to the debtor in that period, or

(b)it is an amount falling within sub-paragraph (2) and is payable by the debtor in respect of that period.

(2) An amount falls within this sub-paragraph if it is—

(a)a guarantee payment under Article 3(1) of the Industrial Relations (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (employment without work to do for a day or part of a day);

(b)remuneration on suspension on medical grounds under Article 9 of that Order of 1976;

(c)any payment for time off under Article 37(4) (trade union duties), 41(3) (looking for work, etc.) or 41A(4) (ante-natal care) of that Order of 1976; or

(d)remuneration under a protective award made by an industrial tribunal under Article 51 of the Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (redundancy dismissal with compensation).

14.  (1)  This paragraph relates to a case in which a person’s employment has been terminated before, or by the effect of, the winding-up order or resolution.

(2) For the purposes of paragraphs 9 to 12, holiday remuneration is deemed to have accrued to that person in respect of any period of employment if, by virtue of his contract of employment or of any statutory provision, that remuneration would have accrued in respect of that period if his employment had continued until he became entitled to be allowed the holiday.

(3) The reference in sub-paragraph (2) to any statutory provision includes an order or direction made under a statutory provision.

15.  Without prejudice to paragraphs 13 and 14—

(a)any remuneration payable by the debtor to a person in respect of a period of holiday or of absence from work through sickness or other good cause is deemed to be wages or (as the case may be) salary in respect of services rendered to the debtor in that period, and

(b)references here and in those paragraphs to remuneration in respect of a period of holiday include any sums which, if they had been paid, would have been treated for the purposes of the statutory provisions relating to social security as earnings in respect of that period.

Orders under Category 5

16.  An order under paragraph 9 or 12—

(a)may contain such transitional provisions as may appear to the Department necessary or expedient;

(b)shall be subject to negative resolution.

Category 6: Levies on coal and steel production

17.  Any sums due at the relevant date from the debtor in respect of—

(a)the levies on the production of coal and steel referred to in Articles 49 and 50 of the E.C.S.C. Treaty, or

(b)any surcharge for delay provided for in Article 50(3) of that Treaty and Article 6 of Decision 3/52 of the High Authority of the Coal and Steel Community.

18.  For the purposes of this Schedule “the relevant date” is—

(a)in the case of a company ordered to be wound up compulsorily, the date of the appointment (or first appointment) of a provisional liquidator or, if no such appointment has been made, the date of the winding-up order, unless in either case the company had commenced to be wound up voluntarily before that date, and

(b)otherwise, the date of the passing of the resolution for winding up the company..

Article 382.

SCHEDULE 10REPEALS

Chapter or numberShort titleExtent of repeal
1634 c. 3.The Conveyancing Act (Ireland) 1634.Section 10.
1857 c. 60.The Irish Bankrupt and Insolvent Act 1857.The whole Act.
1872 c. 57.The Debtors Act (Ireland) 1872.Section 4.
Section 11.
Section 12.
Section 13(4).
Section 15.
1872 c. 58.The Bankruptcy (Ireland) Amendment Act 1872.The whole Act.
1887 c. 57.The Deeds of Arrangement Act 1887.The whole Act.
1890 c. 24.The Deeds of Arrangement (Amendment) Act 1890.The whole Act.
1894 c. 60.The Merchant Shipping Act 1894.Section 36.
1929 c. 1 (N.I.).The Bankruptcy Amendment Act (Northern Ireland) 1929.The whole Act.
1947 c. 14.The Exchange Control Act 1947.In Schedule 4, paragraph 8(3).
1955 c. 24 (N.I.).The Administration of Estates Act (Northern Ireland) 1955.Section 30(1).
In Schedule 1, Part I.
1963 c. 23 (N.I.).The Bankruptcy (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 1963.The whole Act.
1969 c. 30 (N.I.).The Judgments Enforcement Act (Northern Ireland) 1969.Section 78.
In section 129(1), the definitions of “company” and “debtor”.
Schedule 2.
In Schedule 4, in Part II, the entries relating to the Irish Bankrupt and Insolvent Act 1857 and the Bankruptcy Amendment (Ireland) Act 1872.
1974 c. 39.The Consumer Credit Act 1974.
In Schedule 4, in Part II, paragraph 38.
1975 c. 15.The Social Security (Northern Ireland) Act 1975.Section 143(2).
Section 144.
Schedule 15.
1975 c. 66.The Recess Elections Act 1975.In section 1(2), in the definition of “the relevant bankruptcy enactment”, paragraph (c).
1975 NI 16.The Child Benefit (Northern Ireland) Order 1975.Article 14(2).
1976 NI 12.The Solicitors (Northern Ireland) Order 1976.In Article 41, paragraph (2); in paragraph (3), in sub-paragraph (a) the words from “or being” to “or enters” in the second place where it occurs; and paragraph (5).
1980 NI 4.The Bankruptcy Amendment (Northern Ireland) Order 1980.The whole Order.
1981 NI 6.The Judgments Enforcement (Northern Ireland) Order 1981.Article 14(3)(a)(i).
In Article 93 the words “the assignees in the bankruptcy of the debtor or”.
1983 NI 22.The Judgments Enforcement (Attachment of Debts) (Northern Ireland) Order 1983.Article 5.
1984 NI 14.The Family Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1984.Article 5(7).
1986 NI 6.The Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986.In Article 2(3) in the definition of “prescribed” the words from “(a)” to “otherwise”, and the definition of “a resolution for voluntary winding up”.
Article 188(7).
Articles 455 to 601.
Articles 610 to 624.
Article 658(4).
Article 659(3).
Article 681(4).
Schedules 16 to 19.
In Schedule 23 from the entry relating to Article 455 to the entry relating to Article 594(2) and the entry relating to Article 659(3).
1986 NI 9.The Companies Consolidation (Consequential Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1986.In Schedule 1, in Part I the entries relating to the Judgments Enforcement Act (Northern Ireland) 1969, the Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1976, the Bankruptcy Amendment (Northern Ireland) Order 1980, and in Part II the entries relating to the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Act 1975.
1988 c. 1.The Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.Section 559(6).
1989 NI 19.The Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989.In Schedule 9, Part III.

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