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Administration Order

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ADMINISTRATION ORDER. An ad ministration order is made by the county court against a debtor who is unable to pay an amount for which judgment has been obtained in a county court. An adminis tration order is made only when the debtor's total indebtedness does not exceed 50.

Section 122 of the Bankruptcy Act, 1883, provides : ' (I) Where a judgment has been obtained in a county court and the debtor is unable to pay the amount forthwith, and alleges that his whole indebted ness amounts to a sum not exceeding fifty pounds, inclusive of the debt for which the judgment is obtained, the county court may make an order providing for the administration of his estate, and for the payment of his debts by instalments or other wise, and either in full or to such extent as to the county court under the circumstances of the case appears practicable, and subject to any conditions as to his future earnings or income which the court may think just.

" (2) The order shall not be invalid by reason only that the total amount of the debts is found at any time to exceed fifty pounds, but in such case the county court may, if it thinks fit, set aside the order.

" (3) Where, in the opinion of the county ' court in which the judgment is obtained, it would be inconvenient that that court should administer the estate, it shall cause a certificate of the judgment to be forwarded to the county court in the district of which the debtor or the majority of the creditors resides or reside, and thereupon the latter county court shall have all the powers which it would have under this Section, had the judgment been obtained in it." With regard to the administration of a deceased insolvent's estate, see DEATH OF INSOLVENT DEBTOR. (SCC BANKRUPTCY.)