Explanatory Memorandum

Insolvency (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

2016 CHAPTER 2

29 January 2016

Commentary on Sections

Section 6: Fast-track voluntary arrangements: notification of the Department

Section 6 amends Article 237C of the Insolvency Order by adding a requirement for the Official Receiver to notify the Department as well as report to the High Court whether a proposal by a bankrupt for a voluntary arrangement with the Official Receiver acting as nominee (a so-called “fast-track” voluntary arrangement) has been approved or rejected by the bankrupt’s creditors.