Appointment of provisional bank liquidator
20. (1) The rule applies after an application for a bank insolvency order has been filed under rule 7 and before that order is made.
(2) An application to the court for the appointment of a provisional bank liquidator under section 135 of the Act may be made—
(a)by the Bank of England,
(b)by the FSA, (with the consent of the Bank of England,) or
(c)by the Secretary of State.
(3) The application must be supported by a witness statement stating—
(a)the grounds upon which it is proposed that the provisional bank liquidator should be appointed;
(b)that the person to be appointed has consented to act,
(c)that the person to be appointed is qualified to act as an insolvency practitioner,
(d)whether to the applicant’s knowledge—
(i)there has been proposed or is in force for the bank a company voluntary arrangement under Part II of the Order, or
(ii)an administrative receiver is acting in relation to the bank.
(e)the applicant’s estimate of the value of the assets in respect of which the provisional bank liquidator is to be appointed
(f)the functions the applicant wishes to be carried out by the provisional bank liquidator in relation to the bank’s affairs.
(4) The court may on the application, if satisfied that sufficient grounds are shown for the appointment, make it on such terms as it thinks fit.