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Transport Act 2000

Sections 57 to 59: Extinguishment of liabilities

51.Section 57 enables the Secretary of State, with the Treasury’s consent, to extinguish the debts to the CAA of a company wholly owned by the CAA. The Secretary of State may direct the CAA to release such a company from its debt to the CAA. He may also, by order, extinguish the CAA’s corresponding liability to him in respect of this debt, and the assets of the National Loans Fund would be reduced accordingly by a corresponding amount.

52.Section 58 provides for the issue, at the direction of the Secretary of State, of new equity or debt securities by the specified companies to the persons set out in subsection (4). The purpose of this section is to enable the Government to alter the ratio of equity capital to debt of companies in the air traffic service provider group as part of the reorganisation. Section 59 provides for certain accounting and valuation principles to be applied to securities and debentures issued under sections 49 or 58.

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