[263O False representations and omissions]
[263O False representations and omissions]

[(1)     It is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make any false representation or omission in—

(a)     making a bankruptcy application to an adjudicator, or

(b)     providing any information to an adjudicator in connection with a bankruptcy application.

(2)     It is an offence knowingly or recklessly to fail to notify an adjudicator of a matter in accordance with a requirement imposed by or under this Part.

(3)     It is immaterial for the purposes of an offence under this section whether or not a bankruptcy order is made as a result of the application.

(4)     It is not a defence in proceedings for an offence under this section that anything relied on, in whole or in part, as constituting the offence was done outside England and Wales.