219 Obligations arising under s 218
219 Obligations arising under s 218

(1)     For the purpose of an investigation by the Secretary of State [in consequence of a report made to him under section 218(4)], any obligation imposed on a person by any provision of [the Companies Act 1985] to produce documents or give information to, or otherwise to assist, inspectors appointed as mentioned in [section 218(5)] is to be regarded as an obligation similarly to assist the Secretary of State in his investigation.

(2)     An answer given by a person to a question put to him in exercise of the powers conferred by section 218(5) may be used in evidence against him.

[(2A)     However, in criminal proceedings in which that person is charged with an offence to which this subsection applies—

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