(1) This section applies as does section 234; and it also applies in the case of a company in respect of which a winding-up order has been made by the court in England and Wales as if references to the office-holder included the official receiver, whether or not he is the liquidator.
(2) The court may, on the application of the office-holder, summon to appear before it—
(a) any officer of the company,
(b) any person known or suspected to have in his possession any property of the company or supposed to be indebted to
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