Operation of the Insolvent Debtors Relief Act 1729

John Creser made this Official Information request to Ministry of Economic Development

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From: John Creser

Dear Ministry of Economic Development,

The Minister for Commerce Hon Craig Foss has confirmed that the Insolvent Debtors Relief Act 1729 is still in force in New Zealand and the the Official Assignee has no power to override that Act. Therefore if the Insolvent Debtors Relief Act 1729 (Set-Off Act) is still in force in New Zealand, why are debts owed by a legatee to the executor of a mutual deceased estate still considered provable in insolvency by the Official Assignee.

Yours faithfully,

John Creser

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