(1) This Chapter applies in relation to any bankruptcy where either—
(a) the appointment of a person as trustee of a bankrupt's estate takes effect, or
(b) the official receiver becomes trustee of a bankrupt's estate.
(2) The function of the trustee is to get in, realise and distribute the bankrupt's estate in accordance with the following provisions of this Chapter; and in the carrying out of that function and in the management of the bankrupt's estate the trustee is entitled, subject to those provisions, to use his own discretion.
(3) It is the duty of the trustee, if he is not the official receiver—
(a) to furnish the official receiver with such information,
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