20. Secretary of State's role in bankruptcies.

Where the appointment of any person as trustee fails to take effect or, such an appointment having taken effect, there is otherwise a vacancy in the office of trustee, the Secretary of State must either make an appointment or decline to make one, on a reference to him by the official receiver1. If a trustee is appointed by the Secretary of State, he may be removed by a direction of the Secretary of State2.

If the official receiver, while he is the trustee, gives notice to the Secretary of State that the administration of the bankrupt's estate is for practical