240. Release from duty to submit statement of affairs; extension of time.

If he thinks fit, the official receiver may release a bankrupt from an obligation imposed on the bankrupt to submit a statement of affairs1, or either when giving notice of the requirement to submit such a statement2 or subsequently, extend the statutory period3 for doing so; and, where the official receiver has refused to exercise his statutory power, the court may, if it thinks fit, exercise it4.

The power of the official receiver to release the bankrupt from his duty to submit a statement of affairs, or to grant an extension of time, may be exercised on the official receiver's