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Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994 Amendment) (Postal Administration) 2016

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1.—(1) This Act of Sederunt may be cited as the Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994 Amendment) (Postal Administration) 2016.

(2) It comes into force on 16th November 2016.

(3) A certified copy is to be inserted in the Books of Sederunt.

Amendment of the Rules of the Court of Session 1994

2.—(1) The Rules of the Court of Session 1994(1) are amended in accordance with this paragraph.

(2) In rule 74.1 (application and interpretation of this Chapter)—

(a)after paragraph (1)(e)(2) insert—

; and

(f)

Part 4 of the Postal Services Act 2011(3)..

(b)in paragraph (2)(4) after the definition of “non GB company” insert—

the Postal Act” means the Postal Services Act 2011;

“the Postal Administration Rules” means the Postal Administration (Scotland) Rules 2016(5);.

(c)in paragraph (3)(6)—

(i)after “the Act of 2011” insert “, Part 4 of the Postal Act”;

(ii)for “or”, in the second place that word occurs, substitute “,”; and

(iii)after “the 2013 Rules” insert “or the Postal Administration Rules”.

(3) In rule 74.2(7) (proceedings before insolvency judge)—

(a)for “or” in the second place that word occurs, substitute “,”; and

(b)after “the Act of 2009,” insert “or Part 4 of the Postal Act”.

(4) In rule 74.3(8) (notices and reports, etc. sent to the court)—

(a)after “the Act of 2011” insert “the Postal Act”; and

(b)for “or the 2013 Rules” substitute “, the 2013 Rules or the Postal Administration Rules”.

(5) In rule 74.10 (form of petition in administration procedure)—

(a)in paragraph (1)(9) after “(petition for energy administration order)” insert “, or section 70 of the Postal Act (applications for postal administration orders)”;

(b)in paragraph (2)(g)(10) after “or an energy administration” insert “or a postal administration”;

(c)in paragraph (2)(i)(11) after “energy administrator” insert “or postal administrator”;

(d)In paragraph (2)(l)(12) after “an energy administration order” insert “or a postal administration order, as the case may be”; and

(e)after paragraph (2)(m) insert—

(n)whether a universal service provider (within the meaning of section 65(1) of the Postal Act) in a petition for a postal administration order is a foreign company..

(6) In rule 74.10A(1)(13) (interim orders), after “Act of 2004” insert “or section 71(1)(d) of the Postal Act”.

(7) In rule 74.11(14) (notice of petition) after paragraph (c) insert—

; or

(d)

the petition and a notice are to be served on a person mentioned in section 70(2)(a) to (c) of the Postal Act (applications for postal administration orders) or Rule 7 of the Postal Administration (Scotland) Rules..

(8) In rule 74.14(15) (time and date of lodging in administration or energy administration)—

(a)in the cross-heading for “or energy administration” substitute “, energy administration or postal administration”;

(b)in paragraph (1) after “the Energy Administration Rules” insert “or a postal administration under the Postal Act or the Postal Administration Rules”; and

(c)in paragraph (2) after “the Energy Administration Rules” insert “or the Postal Administration Rules”.

(9) In rule 74.15(16) (applications during an administration or energy administration)—

(a)for the cross-heading substitute “Applications during an administration, energy administration or postal administration”;

(b)for “or the Energy Administration Rules” substitute “, the Postal Act or the Energy Administration Rules or the Postal Administration Rules”;

(c)for “administration or energy administration” substitute “administration, energy administration or postal administration”; and

(d)in paragraph (b) after “energy administration”, insert “or postal administration,”.

CJM SUTHERLAND

Lord President

I.P.D.

Edinburgh

18th October 2016

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