(1) For the purposes of this Act the official receiver, in relation to any bankruptcy[, winding up[, individual voluntary arrangement, debt relief order or application for such an order]], is any person who by virtue of the following provisions of this section or section 401 below is authorised to act as the official receiver in relation to that bankruptcy[, winding up[, individual voluntary arrangement, debt relief order or application for such an order]].
(2) The Secretary of State may (subject to the approval of the Treasury as to numbers) appoint persons to the office of official receiver, and a person appointed to that office (whether under this section or
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