299 Release of trustee
299 Release of trustee

(1)     Where the official receiver has ceased to be the trustee of a bankrupt's estate and a person is appointed in his stead, the official receiver shall have his release with effect from the following time, that is to say—

(a)     where that person is appointed by . . . the bankrupt's creditors or by the Secretary of State, the time at which the official receiver gives notice [under this paragraph to the prescribed person] that he has been replaced, and

(b)     where that person is appointed by the court, such time as the court may determine.

(2)     If the official receiver while he is the trustee gives notice to the Secretary of State that the administration of the bankrupt's estate in accordance with Chapter IV of this Part is for practical purposes complete, he shall have his release with effect from such time as the Secretary of State may determine.

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