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Explanatory Memorandum to Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 2005


11.Policy consultation took place during 2003 and the draft Order was circulated in August 2004. Article 17(6) has been amended to define a pre-commencement bankrupt in terms of bankruptcy, rather than the presentation of a bankruptcy petition, having occurred before the coming into operation of paragraph (1) of that Article. Article 18 (bankrupt’s home: civil partnership) has been added following the passing of the Civil Partnership Act 2004. Paragraph 8 of Schedule 5 has been amended to refer to interim bankruptcy restrictions orders.

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