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Debt Relief Act (Northern Ireland) 2010

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  1. Introduction

  2. Background and Policy Objectives

  3. Consultation

  4. Overview

  5. Commentary on Sections

    1. Section 1: Debt relief orders

      1. Part 7A to the 1989 Order

        1. Article 208A: Debt Relief Orders

        2. Article 208B: Making of application

        3. Article 208C: Duty of Official Receiver to consider and determine application

        4. Article 208D: Presumptions applicable to the determination of an application

        5. Article 208E: Making of debt relief orders

        6. Article 208F: Effect of debt relief order on administration order

        7. Article 208G: Moratorium from qualifying debts

        8. Article 208H: The moratorium period

        9. Article 208I: Discharge from qualifying debts

        10. Article 208J: providing assistance to Official Receiver etc.

        11. Article 208K: Objections and Investigations

        12. Article 208L: Power of Official Receiver to revoke or amend a debt relief order

        13. Article 208M: Powers of High Court in relation to debt relief orders

        14. Article 208N: Inquiry into debtor’s dealings and property

        15. Article 208O: False representations and omissions

        16. Article 208P: Concealment or falsification of documents

        17. Article 208Q: Fraudulent disposal of property

        18. Article 208R: Fraudulent dealing with property obtained on credit

        19. Article 208S: Obtaining credit or engaging in business

        20. Article 208T: Offences: supplementary

        21. Article 208U: Approved intermediaries

        22. Article 208V: Debt relief restrictions orders and undertakings

        23. Article 208W: Register of debt relief orders etc.

        24. Article 208X: Interpretation

    2. Section 2: Conditions for making a debt relief order

      1. Part 1 - Conditions which must be met

      2. Part 2 - Other conditions

    3. Section 3: Debt relief restrictions orders and undertakings

    4. Section 4: Advice in relation to relief of debt and related matters

    5. Section 5: Power to make consequential amendments, etc.

    6. Section 6: Minor and consequential amendments

    7. Section 7: Commencement

    8. Section 8: Interpretation

    9. Section 9: Short title

  6. Hansard Reports

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