PART 9 PART 9 INSPECTION OF DOCUMENTS, COPIES AND PROVISION OF INFORMATION
41. Right to copy documents
Where these Regulations give a person the right to inspect documents, that person has a right to be supplied on request with copies of those documents on payment of a reasonable fee.
42. Charges for copies of documents provided by the Office-holder
Except where prohibited by these Regulations, a person is entitled to require the payment of a reasonable fee for copies of documents requested by a creditor, member, contributory or member of a Liquidation Committee or creditors' committee.
43. Contravention in relation to inspection of documents(1) A contravention will be committed if a person who does not have a right under these Regulations to inspect a relevant document falsely claims to be a creditor, a member of a Company or a contributory of a Company with the intention of gaining sight of the document.(2) A relevant document is one which is on the Court file or held by the Office-holder or any other person and which a creditor, or member or contributory of a Company has the right to inspect under these Regulations.(3) A person guilty of a contravention under this paragraph 43 is liable to a fine at the relevant level set out in the Fines Schedule.
44. Right to list of creditors(1) This paragraph 44 applies in the following proceedings —(a) administration; or(b) creditors' voluntary winding-up or a compulsory winding-up.(2) A creditor or a foreign representative has the right to require the Office-holder to provide a list of the creditors and the amounts of their respective debts unless, in a winding-up or an administration, a Statement of Affairs has been delivered to the Registrar.(3) The Office-holder on being required to provide such a list —(a) must deliver it to the person requiring the list as soon as reasonably practicable; and(b) may charge a reasonable fee for a hard copy.(4) The Office-holder may omit the name and address of a creditor if the Office-holder thinks its disclosure would be prejudicial to the conduct of the proceedings or might reasonably be expected to lead to violence against any person.(5) In such a case the list must include —(a) the amount of that creditor's debt; and(b) a statement that the name and address of the creditor has been omitted for that debt.
45. Confidentiality of documents — grounds for refusing inspection(1) Where an Office-holder considers that a document forming part of the records of the Insolvency Proceedings —(a) should be treated as confidential; or(b) is of such a nature that its disclosure would be prejudicial to the conduct of the proceedings or might reasonably be expected to lead to violence against any person,the Office-holder may decline to allow it to be inspected by a person who would otherwise be entitled to inspect it.(2) The persons to whom the Office-holder may refuse inspection include members of a creditors' committee.(3) Where the Office-holder refuses inspection of a document, the person wishing to inspect it may appeal to the Court.(4) The Court's decision may be subject to such conditions (if any) as it thinks just.