283 Definition of bankrupt's estate

Chapter II
Protection of Bankrupt's Estate and Investigation of His Affairs

283  Definition of bankrupt's estate

(1)     Subject as follows, a bankrupt's estate for the purposes of any of this Group of Parts comprises—

(a)     all property belonging to or vested in the bankrupt at the commencement of the bankruptcy, and

(b)     any property which by virtue of any of the following provisions of this Part is comprised in that estate or is treated as falling within the preceding paragraph.

(2)     Subsection (1) does not apply to—

(a)     such tools, books, vehicles and other items of equipment as are necessary to the bankrupt for use personally by him in his employment, business or vocation;

(b)     such clothing, bedding, furniture, household equipment and provisions as are necessary for satisfying the basic domestic needs of the bankrupt and his family.

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