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The Postal Administration Rules 2013

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79.—(1) An application to court under paragraph 79 for an order ending a postal administration shall have attached to it a progress report for the period since the last progress report (if any) or the date the company entered postal administration and a statement indicating what the postal administrator thinks should be the next steps for the company (if applicable).

(2) Where such an application is made the applicant shall—

(a)give notice in writing to the applicant for the postal administration order (unless the applicant in both cases is the same) and the creditors of their intention to apply to court at least 5 business days before the date that they intend to make their application; and

(b)attach to the application to court a statement that they have notified the creditors, and copies of any response from creditors to that notification.

(3) Where the application is made otherwise than by the postal administrator—

(a)the applicant shall also give notice in writing to the postal administrator of their intention to apply to court at least 5 business days before the date that the applicant intends to make their application; and

(b)upon receipt of such written notice the postal administrator shall, before the end of the 5 day period, provide the applicant with a progress report for the period since the last progress report (if any) or the date the company entered postal administration.

(4) Where the postal administrator applies to court under paragraph 79 in conjunction with a petition under section 124 of the 1986 Act(1) for an order to wind up the company, the postal administrator shall, in addition to the requirements of paragraph (3) of this Rule, notify the creditors whether the postal administrator intends to seek appointment as liquidator.

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1986 c. 45; section 124 was amended by the Criminal Justice Act 1988 c.33, section 62(2); the Companies Act 1989 c. 40, section 60(2); the Access to Justice Act 1999 c. 22, Schedule 13, paragraph 133; the Insolvency Act 2000 c. 39, section 1, Schedule 1, paragraphs 1 and 7; S.I. 2002/1240, regulation 8; the Courts Act 2003 c. 39, Schedule 8, paragraph 294, S.I. 2004/2326, regulation 73(4)(a), and the Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004, c. 27, section 50(3); S.I. 2006/2078 and S.I. 2009/1941.

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