712. In general.

The following provisions1 apply where an adjudicator has made a bankruptcy order as a result of a bankruptcy application or where the court has made a bankruptcy order on a bankruptcy petition2; and they apply whether or not the bankruptcy order is annulled, but proceedings for an offence may not be instituted after the annulment3.

Without prejudice to his liability in respect of a subsequent bankruptcy, the bankrupt is not guilty of an offence under the following provisions in respect of anything done after his discharge; but nothing in the Insolvency Act 1986