(1) This section applies where an order for the winding up of a company has been made by the court in England and Wales.
(2) The official receiver, if—
(a) he is the liquidator of the company, and
(b) it appears to him—
(i) that the realisable assets of the company are insufficient to cover the expenses of the winding up, and
(ii) that the affairs of the company do not require any further investigation,
may at any time apply to the registrar of companies for the early dissolution of the company.
[(2A) . . .
(2B) . . .]
(3) Before making [an application under subsection (2)], the
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