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79         

In section 314(7) (trustee’s power and duty to summon creditors’ meeting)—

 

(a)    

for “summon a general meeting of” substitute “seek a decision on a

 

matter from”;

 

(b)    

for “summon such a meeting” substitute “seek a decision on a matter”.

 

80         

In section 330 (final distribution), after subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

A notice under subsection (1)(b) need not be given to opted-out

 

creditors.”

 

81  (1)  

Section 331 (final meeting) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

For subsection (2) substitute—

 

“(2)    

The trustee must give the bankrupt’s creditors (other than opted-out

 

creditors) notice that it appears to the trustee that the administration of

 

the bankrupt’s estate is for practical purposes complete.

 

(2A)    

The notice must—

 

(a)    

be accompanied by a report of the trustee’s administration of

 

the bankrupt’s estate;

 

(b)    

explain the effect of section 299(3)(d) and how the creditors

 

may object to the trustee’s release.”

 

      (3)  

Omit subsections (3) and (4).

 

      (4)  

In the heading, for “meeting” substitute “report”.

 

82         

In section 332(2) (bankrupt’s home), for “summon a meeting under section

 

331” substitute “give notice under section 331(2)”.

 

83         

In section 356(2)(c) (offence of making false statements)—

 

(a)    

for “at any meeting of his creditors” substitute “in connection with any

 

creditors’ decision procedure or deemed consent procedure”;

 

(b)    

for “at such a meeting” substitute “in connection with such a

 

procedure”.

 

84         

In Schedule 9, after paragraph 12 insert—

 

“12A      

Provision about how a bankrupt’s creditors may nominate a person

 

to be trustee.”

 

85         

In paragraph 13 of Schedule 9 (creditors’ committee)—

 

(a)    

after “to the” insert “establishment,”;

 

(b)    

for “established under” substitute “provided for by”.

 

Other provision

 

86         

Omit section 379A (remote attendance at meetings) and the heading before it.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment introduces a Schedule that removes requirements to hold meetings for creditors

 

and contributories, and makes provision for notices that will no longer be sent to opted-out

 

creditors. It also removes the requirement to hold a company general meeting on the completion

 

of a winding up.

 

 

Order of the House [16 July 2014]

 

That the following provision shall apply to the Small Business, Enterprise and

 

Employment Bill—


 
 

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Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 6 November 2014.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading.

 

Other Proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the

 

Lords) may be programmed.

 

 

Order of the Committee [14 October 2014]

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 8.55 am on Tuesday 14

 

October) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 14 October; 

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 16 October;

 

(c)  

at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 21 October;

 

(d)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 23 October;

 

(e)  

at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 28 October;

 

(f)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 30 October;

 

(g)  

at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 4 November;

 

(h)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 6 November;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table:

 

TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 14 October

Until no later than

Confederation of British

 
  

10.15 am

Industry; Federation of Small

 
   

Businesses; British Chambers of

 
   

Commerce; Institute of

 
   

Directors

 
 

Tuesday 14 October

Until no later than

Thompsons Solicitors

 
  

10.45 am

  
 

Tuesday 14 October

Until no later than

Forum of Private

 
  

11.25 am

Business; Institute of Credit

 
   

Management

 
 

Tuesday 14 October

Until no later than

The Law Society

 
  

2.30 pm

  
 

Tuesday 14 October

Until no later than

GMB; Unison; Unite

 
  

3.15 pm

  
 

Tuesday 14 October

Until no later than

Toynbee Hall; Met Police

 
  

3.45 pm

International Corruption

 
   

Division

 
 

Tuesday 14 October

Until no later than

Trades Union Congress;

 
  

4.15 pm

Chartered Institute of Personnel

 
   

and Development

 
 

Thursday 16 October

Until no later than

British Beer and Pub

 
  

12.30 pm

Association; Association of

 
   

Licensed Multiple Retailers;

 
   

Campaign for Real Ale; Fair

 
   

Pint

 
 

Thursday 16 October

Until no later than

Ofsted

 
  

1.00 pm

  
 

Thursday 16 October

Until no later than

R3: Association of Business

 
  

2.30 pm

Recovery Professionals

 
 

Thursday 16 October

Until no later than

Family and Childcare Trust;

 
  

3.15 pm

National Day Nurseries

 
   

Association; National

 
   

Association of Head Teachers

 
 

Thursday 16 October

Until no later than

Department for Business,

 
  

4.00 pm

Innovation and Skills; Her

 
   

Majesty‘s Treasury

 

 
 

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(3)  

proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the

 

following order: Clauses 1 to 35; Schedule 1; Clauses 36 to 66; Schedule 2;

 

Clauses 67 to 70; Schedule 3; Clauses 71 to 73; Schedule 4; Clauses 74 to 82;

 

Schedule 5; Clauses 83 to 85; Schedule 6; Clauses 86 to 99; Schedule 7;

 

Clause 100; Schedule 8; Clauses 101 to 121; Schedule 9; Clauses 122 to 132;

 

Schedule 10; Clauses 133 to 149; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining

 

proceedings on the Bill;

 

(4)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 6 November.

 


 
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