Bankruptcy Act 1966
Where a trustee is conducting under section 19AA an investigation relating to a person (in this section called the bankrupt ), subsections (2) and (3) of this section apply.
(a) to a specified person, being a trustee or another person; and
(b) at a specified place, and within a specified period or at a specified time on a specified day, being a place, and a period or a time and day, that are reasonable in the circumstances;
specified books, or specified classes of books, that:
(c) are books of an associated entity of the bankrupt;
(d) are in the possession of the person of whom the requirement is made; and
(e) in the trustee ' s opinion, are relevant to the investigation.
[ CCH Note: Please note that CCH also removed " the " which preceded " investigator " prior to the amendment referred to above in item 68.]
(a) if the books are so produced:
(i) may make copies of, or take extracts from, the books; and
(ii) may require the relevant person, or any other person who was a party to the compilation of the books, to explain to the best of his or her knowledge and belief any matter about the compilation of the books or to which the books relate; or
(b) in any other case - may require the relevant person to state, to the best of his or her knowledge or belief:
(i) where the books may be found; and
(ii) who last had possession, custody or control of the books and where that person may be found.
The production of books under this section does not prejudice a lien that a person has on the books.