Explanatory Memorandum

Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

2005 No. 1455

Consultation

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.