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Section 31 – The Provincial Insolvency Act,1920

The Provincial Insolvency Act,1920

Section 31. Protection order

(1) Any insolvent in respect of whom an order of adjudication has been made may apply to the Court for protection and the Court may on such application make an order for the protection of the insolvent from arrest or detention.

(2) A protection order may apply either to all the debts of the debtor, or to any of them as the Court may think proper, and may commerce and take effect at and for such time as the Court may direct, and may be revoked or renewed as the Court may think fit. (3) A protection order shall protect the insolvent from being arrested or detained in prison for any debt to which such order applies, and any insolvent arrested or detained contrary to the terms of such an order shall be entitled to his release:

Provided that no such order shall operate to prejudice the rights of any creditor in the event of such order being revoked or the adjudication annulled.

(4) Any creditor shall be entitled to appear and oppose the grant of a protection order.

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