279. Certification of amounts payable by insolvency officers.

The following provisions apply where one of the officers mentioned in heads (1) to (5) below ('the relevant officer') has been or is required to be appointed in connection with an employer's insolvency1. The officers so referred to are:


    (1)     a trustee in bankruptcy2;


    (2)     a liquidator3;


    (3)     an administrator4;


    (4)     a receiver or manager5; or


    (5)     a trustee6 under a composition or arrangement between the employer and his creditors or under a trust deed for his creditors executed by the employer7.

Where these provisions apply8, the Secretary of State9 must not make any payment in respect of unpaid relevant