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Bankruptcy Act, 1914.
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.
PROCEEDINGS FROM ACT OF BANKRUPTCY TO DISCHARGE.
1. Acts of bankruptcy.
2. Bankruptcy notices.
3. Jurisdiction to make receiving order.
4. Conditions on which creditor may petition.
5. Proceedings and order on creditor's petition.
7. Effect of receiving order.
8. Power to appoint interim receiver. 9. Power to stay pending proceedings. 10. Power to appoint special manager.
11. Advertisement of receiving order.
12. Power to rescind receiving order in certain cases.
Proceedings consequent on Order.
13. First and other meetings of creditors.
14. Debtor's statement of affairs.
Public Examination of Debtor.
15. Public examination of debtor.
Composition or Scheme of Arrangement.
16. Compositions and schemes of arrangement.
17. Effect of composition or scheme.
Adjudication of Bankruptcy.
18. Adjudication of bankruptcy where composition not accepted or approved.
19. Appointment of trustee.
20. Committee of inspection.
21. Power to accept composition or scheme after bankruptcy adjudica
Control over Person and Property of Debtor.
22. Duties of debtor as to discovery and realisation of property. 23. Arrest of debtor under certain circumstances.
24. Re-direction of debtor's letters.
25. Enquiry as to debtor's conduct, dealings, and property.
26. Discharge of bankrupt.
27. Fraudulent settlements.
28. Effect of order of discharge.
29. Power for court to annul adjudication in certain cases.
ADMINISTRATION OF PROPERTY.
Proof of Debts.
30. Description of debts provable in bankruptcy.
31. Mutual credit and set-off.
32. Rules as to proof of debts.
33. Priority of debts.
34. Preferential claim in case of apprenticeship.
35. Landlord's power of distress in case of bankruptcy. 36. Postponement of husband's and wife's claims.
Property available for Payment of Debts.
37. Relation back of trustee's title.
38. Description of bankrupt's property divisible amongst creditors. 39. Provisions as to second bankruptcy.
Effect of Bankruptcy on antecedent and other Transactions.
40. Restriction of rights of creditor under execution or attachment. 41. Duties of sheriff as to goods taken in execution.
42. Avoidance of certain settlements.
43. Avoidance of general assignments of book debts unless registered.
44. Avoidance of preference in certain cases.
45. Protection of bonâ fide transactions without notice.
46. Validity of certain payments to bankrupt and assignee.
47. Dealings with undischarged bankrupt.
Realisation of Property.
48. Possession of property by trustee.
49. Seizure of property of bankrupt.
50. Sequestration of ecclesiastical benefice.
51. Appropriation of portion of pay or salary to creditors.
52. Appropriation of income of property restrained from anticipation.
53. Vesting and transfer of property.
54. Disclaimer of onerous property.
55. Powers of trustee to deal with property.
56. Powers exerciseable by trustee with permission of committee of inspection.
57. Power to allow bankrupt to manage property.
58. Allowance to bankrupt for maintenance or service.
59. Right of trustee to inspect goods pawned, &c.
60. Limitation of trustee's powers in relation to copyright.
61. Protection of official receivers and trustees from personal liability
in certain cases,
Distribution of Property.
62. Declaration and distribution of dividends.
63. Joint and separate dividends.
64. Provision for creditors residing at a distance, &c.
65. Right of creditor who has not proved debt before declaration of a
66. Interest on debts.
67. Final dividend.
68. No action for dividend.
69. Right of bankrupt to surplus.
OFFICIAL RECEIVERS AND STAFF OF BOARD OF TRADE.
70. Official receivers of debtors' estates.
71. Deputy for official receiver.
72. Status of official receiver.
73. Duties of official receiver as regards the debtor's conduct.
74. Duties of official receiver as to debtor's estate.
75. Power for Board of Trade to appoint officers.
79. Discretionary powers of trustee and control thereof. 80. Appeal to court against trustee.
81. Control of Board of Trade over Trustees.
Remuneration and Costs.
82. Remuneration of trustee.
83. Allowance and taxation of costs.
Receipts, Payments, Accounts, Audit.
84. Trustee to furnish list of creditors.
85. Trustee to furnish statement of accounts.
86. Books to be kept by trustee.
87. Annual statement of proceedings.
88. Trustee not to pay into private account.
89. Payment of money into Bank of England.
90. Investment of surplus funds.
91. Certain receipts and fees to be applied in aid of expenditure. 92. Audit of trustee's accounts.
Vacation of Office by Trustee.
93. Release of trustee.
94. Office of trustee vacated by insolvency. 95. Removal of trustee.
CONSTITUTION, PROCEDURE, AND POWERS OF COURT.
96. Jurisdiction to be exercised by High Court and county courts. 97. Transaction of bankruptcy business by special judge of High Court. 98. Petition, where to be presented.
99. Definition of London bankruptcy district.
100. Transfer of proceedings from court to court.
101. Exercise in chambers of High Court jurisdiction.
102. Jurisdiction in bankruptcy of registrar.
103. Powers of county court.
104. Board of Trade to make payments in accordance with directions of court.
105. General power of bankruptcy courts.
106. Notification of bankruptcy of peers and members of Parliament.
107. Judgment debtor's summons to be bankruptcy business.
108. Appeals in bankruptcy.
109. Discretionary powers of court.
110. Consolidation of petitions.
111. Power to change carriage of proceedings.
112. Continuance of proceedings on death of debtor.
113. Power to stay proceedings.
114. Power to present petition against one partner.
115. Power to dismiss petition against some respondents only.
116. Property of partners to be vested in same trustee.
117. Actions by trustee and bankrupt's partners.
118. Actions on joint contracts.
119. Proceedings in partnership name.
120. Disabilities of officers.
Orders and Warrants of Court.
121. Enforcement of orders of courts throughout the United Kingdom. 122. Courts to be auxiliary to each other.
123. Warrants of bankruptcy courts.
124. Commitment to prison.
125. Married women.
Application of Act.
126. Exclusion of companies.
127. Application to limited partnerships.
128. Privilege of Parliament.
129. Application of Act in case of small estates.
130. Administration in bankruptcy of estate of person dying insolvent. 131. Outstanding bankruptcies under earlier enactments.
132. Power to make general rules.
Fees, Salaries, Expenditure, and Returns.
133. Fees and remuneration.
134. Judicial salaries, &c.
135. Annual accounts of receipts and expenditure in respect of bank
136. Returns by bankruptcy officers.
137. Gazette to be evidence.
138. Evidence of proceedings at meetings of creditors.
139. Evidence of proceedings in bankruptcy.
140. Swearing of affidavits.
141. Death of debtor or witness.
142. Bankruptcy courts to have seals.
143. Certificate of appointment of trustee. 144. Proceedings of Board of Trade.
145. Computation of time.
146. Service of notices.
147. Formal defect not to invalidate proceedings. 148. Exemption of deeds, &c., from stamp duty.
149. Acting of corporations, partners, &c.
150. Construction of Acts mentioning commission of bankruptcy, &c 151. Certain provisions to bind Crown.
152. Saving for existing rights of audience.
Unclaimed Funds or Dividends.
153. Unclaimed and undistributed dividends or funds under this and former Acts.
154. Fraudulent debtors.
155. Undischarged bankrupt obtaining credit. 156. Frauds by bankrupts, &c.
157. Bankrupt guilty of gambling, &c.
158. Bankrupt failing to keep proper accounts.
159. Bankrupt absconding with property.
160. False claim, &c.
161. Order by court for prosecution on report of trustee 162. Criminal liability after discharge or composition.
163. Power for court to commit for trial.
164. Trial and punishment of offences.
165 Public Prosecutor to act in certain cases.
166. Evidence as to frauds by agents.
167. Interpretation of terms.
168. Repeal of enactments and savings.