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10(1)Section 27 of the 1986 Act (protection of interests of creditors and members), as applied by this Part of this Schedule, shall have effect as follows.E+W

(2)After subsection (1) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(1A)At any time when a special administration order is in force the Secretary of State or, with the consent of the Secretary of State, the Director General of Water Services may apply to the High Court by petition for an order under this section on the ground that the special administrator has exercised or is exercising, or proposing to exercise, his powers in relation to the company in a manner which—

(a)will not best ensure the achievement of the purposes of the order; or

(b)without prejudice to paragraph (a) above, involves either a contravention of the conditions of the company’s appointment under Chapter I of Part II of the Water Industry Act 1991 [F1or its licence under Chapter 1A of that Part] or of any statutory or other requirement imposed on the company in consequence of that appointment [F2or licence] .

(3)In subsection (3) (order not to prejudice or prevent voluntary arrangements or administrator’s proposals), for paragraphs (a) and (b) there shall be substituted the words “ the achievement of the purposes of the order ”.

(4)Subsections (4)(d) and (6) (power of court to order discharge) shall be omitted.

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