Witnesses and depositions
—(1) The court shall, at the instance of the Official Assignee, trustee, creditor or debtor or any party to the proceedings, issue a subpoena for the attendance of a witness.
(2) The subpoena may require the witness to produce documents in his possession or control.
(3) The names of not more than 3 witnesses may be inserted in the subpoena.
—(1) A sealed copy of the subpoena shall be served personally on the witness by an officer of the court or by the person at whose instance the subpoena is issued or his solicitor, or by some person in their employment.
(2) Service of the subpoena shall be effected within a reasonable time before the day fixed for the attendance.
(3) Service of the subpoena may, where required, be proved by affidavit.
—(1) The allowances to witnesses in bankruptcy proceedings shall be in accordance with those for the time being ordinarily made in other proceedings in the High Court.
(2) The allowance may be made whether or not the witness has been called or examined.
(3) A witness, other than the debtor, who is required to attend for the production of a document or for the purpose of an examination shall be entitled to the same conduct moneys and witness allowance as on attendance at a trial in court.
(4) The court may in any matter limit the number of witnesses to be allowed on taxation.
—(1) The court may at any time in any matter make an order for the examination upon oath of any person at any place.
(2) The examination may be ordered to take place before the court, or an officer of the court, or such other person as the court may direct.
(3) The deposition shall be taken down in writing and, with the leave of the court, may be used in evidence on such terms, if any, as the court may direct.
26. An order for a letter of request to examine witnesses, and the letter of request, shall follow the forms for the time being in use in the High Court, with such variations as circumstances may require.
27. The court may at any stage of any proceedings order the attendance of any person for the purpose of producing any documents named in the order.