448 Purposes of public registers

(1)

A public register maintained under section 62 has—

(a)

the purpose of providing information about bankrupts and discharged bankrupts; and

(b)

the further purposes set out in subsection (4).

(2)

A public register maintained under section 354 has—

(a)

the purpose of providing information about persons subject to a current debt repayment order; and

(b)

the further purposes set out in subsection (4).

(3)

A public register maintained under section 368 has—

(a)

the purpose of providing information about persons currently admitted to the no asset procedure and persons discharged from that procedure under section 377; and

(b)

the further purposes set out in subsection (4).

(4)

The further purposes of the public registers are to—

(a)

facilitate the compliance, audit, and other supporting and administrative functions of the Assignee, Ministry, the courts, or any other person under this Act or any other enactment; and

(b)

facilitate the enforcement functions and the exercise of the powers of the Assignee, Ministry, the courts, or any other person under this Act or any other enactment; and

(c)

provide statistical information and information for research purposes in relation to bankruptcy, debt repayment orders, and the no asset procedure.

Section 448(2)(a): amended, on 13 January 2020, by section 93 of the Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 62).

Section 448(3)(a): amended, on 17 November 2009, by section 12 of the Insolvency Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 52).

Section 448(4)(c): amended, on 13 January 2020, by section 93 of the Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 62).