—(1) When the Official Assignee has realised all the bankrupt’s estate or so much of it as can, in the opinion of the Official Assignee, be realised without needlessly protracting the proceedings in bankruptcy, he shall give notice in the prescribed manner of his intention to declare a final dividend.
(2) The notice under subsection (1) shall contain the prescribed particulars and shall require claims against the bankrupt’s estate to be established by a date (referred to in this section as the final date) specified in the notice.
(3) The court may, on the application of any person, postpone the final date.
(4) After the final date, the Official Assignee shall —
defray any outstanding expenses of the bankruptcy out of the bankrupt’s estate; and
if he intends to declare a final dividend, declare and distribute that dividend without regard to the claim of any person in respect of a debt not already proved in the bankruptcy.