9. Witness statement in support of administration application

(1) Where it is proposed to apply to the Court for an administration order to be made in relation to a Company, the administration application shall be in the prescribed form and a witness statement complying with Section 11 (Content of administration application and witness statement) must be prepared with a view to its being filed with the Court in support of the administration application.
(2) If the administration application is to be made by the Company or by the Directors, the witness statement shall be made by one of the Directors, or the secretary of the Company, stating himself to make it on behalf of the Company or, as the case may be, on behalf of the Directors.
(3) If the administration application is to be made by creditors, the witness statement shall be made by a person acting under the authority of them all, whether or not himself one of their number. In any case, there must be stated in the witness statement the nature of his authority and the means of his knowledge of the matters to which the witness statement relates.