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Insolvency Bill [H.L.]

This is the Insolvency Bill [H.L.], as introduced in the House of Lords on 3rd February 2000.

 
EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory Notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department of Trade and Industry, are published separately as HL Bill 28- EN.


EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Lord McIntosh of Haringey has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Insolvency Bill [H.L.] are compatible with the Convention rights.


 
  
Insolvency Bill [H.L.]
 
 
 
 
ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES

Voluntary arrangements
Clause 
1.Moratorium where directors propose voluntary arrangement.
2.Company voluntary arrangements.
3.Individual voluntary arrangements.
4.Qualification or authorisation of nominees and supervisors.

Disqualification of company directors etc.
5.Disqualification orders.
6.Disqualification undertakings.
7.Effect of Northern Irish disqualifications.
8.Amendments.

Miscellaneous
9.Investigation and prosecution of malpractice.
10.Restriction on use of answers obtained under compulsion.
11.Insolvent estates of deceased persons.
12.Bankruptcy: interest on sums held in Insolvency Services Account.
13.Model law on cross-border insolvency.

General
14.Repeals.
15.Commencement.
16.Extent.
17.Short title.
 

SCHEDULES:
    Schedule 1-Moratorium where directors propose voluntary arrangement.
    Schedule 2-Company voluntary arrangements.
    Part I-Amendments of the Insolvency Act 1986.
    Part II-Amendments of the Building Societies Act 1986.
    Schedule 3-Individual voluntary arrangements.
    Schedule 4-Minor and consequential amendments about disqualification of company directors etc..
    Part I-Amendments of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986.
    Part II-Consequential amendments of other enactments.
    Schedule 5-Repeals.
 


 
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