Part X Individual Insolvency: General Provisions (ss 372-[379C)
Part X Individual Insolvency: General Provisions (ss 372-[379C)

372 Supplies of gas, water, electricity, etc

(1)     This section applies where on any day (“the relevant day”)—

(a)     a bankruptcy order is made against an individual or an interim receiver of an individual's property is appointed, or

(b)     a voluntary arrangement proposed by an individual is approved under Part VIII, . . .

(c)     . . .

and in this section “the office-holder” means the official receiver, the trustee in bankruptcy, the interim receiver [or the supervisor of the voluntary arrangement], as the case may be.

(2)     If a request falling within the next subsection is made for the giving after the relevant day of any of the supplies mentioned in subsection (4), the supplier—

(a)     may make it a condition of the giving of the supply that the office-holder personally guarantees the payment of any charges in respect of the supply, but

(b)     shall not make it a condition of the giving of the supply, or do anything which has the effect of making it a condition of the giving of the supply, that any outstanding charges in respect of a supply given to the individual before the relevant day are paid.

(3)     A request falls within this subsection if it is made—

(a)     by or with the concurrence of the office-holder, and

(b)     for the purposes of any business which is or has been carried on by the individual, by a firm or partnership of which the individual is or was a member, or by an agent or manager for the individual or for such a firm or partnership.