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Policyholders Protection Act 1997

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4Deferment of payment

(1)Section 16 of the 1975 Act shall be amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1) (definition of company in financial difficulties), in paragraph (c) (application made for sanctioning compromise or arrangement providing for reducing liabilities or benefits under company’s policies), after “reducing” there shall be inserted “, or deferring payment of,”.

(3)In subsection (3) (power to secure or facilitate transfer of business of company in financial difficulties on terms including reducing entitlements of qualifying persons), after “reducing” there shall be inserted “, or deferring payment of,”.

(4)In subsection (5) (power to assist company in financial difficulties conditionally on reduction of entitlements of qualifying persons), after “reduction of” there shall be inserted “, or the deferment of the payment of,”.

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