I move amendment No. 227:
In page 127, lines 44 and 45, to delete subsection (2), and substitute the following:
"(2) If for any reason a vacancy occurs in the office of examiner, the court may by order fill the vacancy.
(3) An application for an order under subsection (2) may be made by——
(a) any committee of creditors established under section 173, or
(b) the company or any interested party.".
The resignation or removal of an examiner are not the only events which might occasion a vacancy in the office. The most obvious other one is the death of the office-holder. Therefore, the new subsection (2) would speak of a vacancy arising for any reason. Secondly, bearing in mind the constitutional position of the court, the new subsection (2) provides for the more coventional notion of a power for the court to fill a vacancy rather than speaking of a compulsion on it to do so. Finally, the new subsection (3) simply provides, as a practical measure, that an application to the court for a replacement appointment can be made, either by a committee of creditors, if one exists, or by an interested party. This essentially means that any creditor or member may apply to the court under the section.