[(1) The official receiver shall—
(a) investigate the conduct and affairs of each bankrupt (including his conduct and affairs before the making of the bankruptcy order), and
(b) make such report (if any) to the court as the official receiver thinks fit.
(2) Subsection (1) shall not apply to a case in which the official receiver thinks an investigation under that subsection unnecessary.
(3) Where a bankrupt makes an application for discharge under section 280—
(a) the official receiver shall make a report to the court about such matters as may be prescribed, and
(b) the court shall consider the report before determining the application.
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