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[F1124A Petition for winding up on grounds of public interest.E+W+S

(1)Where it appears to the Secretary of State from—

(a)any report made or information obtained under Part XIV of the M1 Companies Act 1985 (company investigations, &c.),

(b)any report made under section 94 or 177 of the M2 Financial Services Act 1986 or any information obtained under section 105 of that Act,

(c)any information obtained under section 2 of the M3 Criminal Justice Act 1987 or section 52 of the M4 Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1987 (fraud investigations), or

(d)any information obtained under section 83 of the Companies Act 1989 (powers exercisable for purpose of assisting overseas regulatory authorities),

that it is expedient in the public interest that a company should be wound up, he may present a petition for it to be wound up if the court thinks it just and equitable for it to be so.

(2)This section does not apply if the company is already being wound up by the court.]

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