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Criminal Justice Act 1972

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11(1)In the case of criminal bankruptcy proceedings, the Official Petitioner shall be entitled—

(a)to attend any meeting of creditors and, before the meeting, to receive any notice or other document required to be sent before such a meeting to any creditor ;

(b)to be a member of any committee of inspection appointed under section 20 of the said Act of 1914, but not so as to count towards the number of members mentioned in subsection (2) or (9), or to be subject to removal under subsection (7), of that section ;

(c)to be a party to any such proceedings before any court.

(2)In the case of criminal bankruptcy proceedings the provisions of the Act of 1914 mentioned in sub-paragraph (3) of this paragraph shall have effect as if any reference to a creditor, or to a creditor who has proved or tendered a proof, included a reference to the Official Petitioner.

(3)The said provisions are sections 10 (appointment of special manager), 14(2) and (4) (debtor's statement of affairs), 15(4) and (8) (public examination of debtor), 16(5), (6) and (8) (compositions and schemes of arrangement), 26(7) (discharge of bankrupt), 37 (relation back of trustee's tide), 74(1)(e) (report to creditors of debtor's proposal), 80 (appeal to court against act or decision of trustee) and 130(8) (administration in bankruptcy of deceased debtor's estate).

(4)Any functions of the Official Petitioner under or by virtue of this Act may be discharged on his behalf by any person acting with his authority.

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