Section 8A of the Company Director Disqualification Act 1986
Set out below in full is section 8A of the Company Director Disqualification Act 1986 setting out the general provisions relating to variation of director disqualification undertakings and reduction in director disqualification periods.
Variation etc. of disqualification undertaking
1. The court may, on the application of a person who is subject to a disqualification undertaking:
- reduce the period for which the undertaking is to be in force, or
- provide for it to cease to be in force.
2. On the hearing of an application under subsection (1), the Secretary of State shall appear and call the attention of the court to any matters which seem to him to be relevant, and may himself give evidence or call witnesses.
2a. Subsection (2) does not apply to an application in the case of an undertaking given under section 9B, and in such a case on the hearing of the application whichever of the OFT or a specified regulator (within the meaning of section 9E) accepted the undertaking:
- must appear and call the attention of the court to any matters which appear to it or him (as the case may be) to be relevant;
- may give evidence or call witnesses.
3. In this section “the court”:
- in the case of an undertaking given under section 9B means the High Court or (in Scotland) the Court of Session;
- in any other case has the same meaning as in section 7(2) or 8 (as the case may be).
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