70. Creditors' request for further information

(1) If —
(a) within twenty-one (21) days of receipt of a progress report under Section 69 (Reports to creditors) —
(i) a secured creditor; or
(ii) an unsecured creditor with the concurrence of at least 5% in value of the unsecured creditors (including the creditor in question); or
(b) with the permission of the Court upon an application made within that period of twenty-one (21) days, any unsecured creditor,
makes a request in writing to the administrator of the Company for further information about remuneration or expenses (other than pre-administration costs) set out in a statement required by Section 69(1)(f) and (g) (Reports to creditors), the administrator of the Company must, within fourteen (14) days of receipt of the request, comply with subsection (2).
(2) The administrator of a Company complies with subsection (1) by either —
(a) providing all of the information asked for; or
(b) so far as the administrator of the Company considers that —
(i) the time or cost of preparation of the information would be excessive;
(ii) disclosure of the information would be prejudicial to the conduct of the administration or might reasonably be expected to lead to violence against any person; or
(iii) the administrator of the Company is subject to an obligation of confidentiality in respect of the information,
giving reasons for not providing all of the information.
(3) Any creditor, who need not be the same as the creditor who requested further information under subsection (1), may apply to the Court within twenty-one (21) days of —
(a) the giving by the administrator of the Company of reasons for not providing all of the information asked for; or
(b) the expiry of the fourteen (14) days provided for in subsection (1),
and the Court may make such order as it thinks just.
(4) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (3), the order of the Court under that subsection may extend the period of eight (8) weeks provided for in paragraph 9(3) (Creditors' or members' claim that remuneration is, or other expenses are, excessive) of Schedule 12 (Remuneration) by such further period as the Court thinks just.