309. Appointment of trustee by Secretary of State.

309.     Appointment of trustee by Secretary of State.

At any time when the official receiver is the trustee of a bankrupt's estate by virtue of any provision of the Insolvency Act 1986, 1he may apply to the Secretary of State for the appointment of a person as trustee instead of the official receiver2. On such an application the Secretary of State must either make an appointment or decline to make one3.

Where the trustee of a bankrupt's estate has been appointed by the Secretary of State4, the trustee must give notice to the bankrupt's creditors of his appointment