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The Higher Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

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11.—(1) In Article 3 of the 1998 Order (arrangements for giving financial support to students), after paragraph (3)(e) insert—

(f)with respect to the effect of bankruptcy upon a borrower’s liability to make repayments in respect of such a loan (whether the repayments relate to sums which the borrower receives, or is entitled to receive, before or after the commencement of the bankruptcy).

(2) Paragraph (3) has effect in relation to the Education (Student Loans) (Northern Ireland) Order 1990 (NI 11) to the extent that it continues in force by virtue of any savings made, in connection with its repeal by the 1998 Order, by an order under Article 1(3) of the 1998 Order.

(3) Schedule 2 to the Education (Student Loans) (Northern Ireland) Order 1990 (NI 11)(loans for students) is to have effect as if in paragraph 5(2) (liabilities relating to student loans not to be included in bankruptcy debts) the reference to “any such sum” were a reference to “any sums to which this paragraph applies”.

(4) Nothing in this Article affects any bankruptcy commencing before this Article comes into operation.

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