| Commentary

132 Non-co-operation

| Commentary

132 Non-co-operation

Neglect or refusal to respond to the Official Receiver's enquiries is a contempt of court, punishable as such1.

In addition, where a bankruptcy order has been made, the Official Receiver may at any time before the discharge of the bankrupt apply to the court for the public examination of the bankrupt2. Although this procedure can be implemented by a request from creditors to invoke it3, and may be invoked at any time before the bankrupt is discharged, this is primarily a procedure which will be invoked by the Official Receiver in aid of his initial inquiries, and is principally

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