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Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007

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Income received by debtor after sequestration

18Income received by debtor after sequestration

(1)Section 32 of the 1985 Act (vesting of estate and dealings of debtor after sequestration) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1), for “subsection (2)” substitute “subsections (2) and (4B)”.

(3)After subsection (2), insert—

(2WA)Subject to subsection (4L) below, no application may be made under subsection (2) above after the date on which the debtor’s discharge becomes effective.

(2XA)An order made by the sheriff under subsection (2) above shall specify the period during which it has effect and that period—

(a)may end after the date on which the debtor’s discharge becomes effective; and

(b)shall end no later than 3 years after the date on which the order is made.

(2YA)An order made by the sheriff under subsection (2) above may provide that a third person is to pay to the trustee a specified proportion of money due to the debtor by way of income.

(2ZA)If the debtor fails to comply with an order made under subsection (2) above, he shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to both..

(4)After subsection (4), insert—

(4A)The sheriff clerk shall send a copy of any order made under subsection (2) above (and a copy of any variation or recall of such an order) to the Accountant in Bankruptcy.

(4B)Where no order has been made under subsection (2) above, a debtor may enter into an agreement in writing with the trustee which provides—

(a)that the debtor is to pay to the trustee an amount equal to a specified part or proportion of his income; or

(b)that a third person is to pay to the trustee a specified proportion of money due to the debtor by way of income.

(4C)No agreement under subsection (4B) above may be entered into after the date on which the debtor’s discharge becomes effective.

(4D)Subsection (2XA) above applies to agreements entered into under subsection (4B) above as it applies to orders made under subsection (2) above.

(4E)An agreement entered into under subsection (4B) above may, if subsection (4K) below has been complied with, be enforced, subject to subsection (4F) below, as if it were an order made under subsection (2) above.

(4F)Subsection (2ZA) above does not apply to an agreement entered into under subsection (4B) above.

(4G)An agreement entered into under subsection (4B) above may be varied—

(a)by written agreement between the parties; or

(b)by the sheriff, on an application made by the trustee, the debtor or any other interested person.

(4H)The sheriff—

(a)may not vary an agreement entered into under subsection (4B) above so as to include provision of a kind which could not be included in an order made under subsection (2) above; and

(b)shall grant an application to vary such an agreement if and to the extent that the sheriff thinks variation is necessary to determine a suitable amount to allow for the purposes specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (2) above, being an amount which shall not be included in the amount to be paid to the trustee.

(4J)Where a third person pays a sum of money to the trustee under subsection (2YA) or (4B)(b) above, that person shall be discharged of any liability to the debtor to the extent of the sum of money so paid.

(4K)The trustee shall (unless he is the Accountant in Bankruptcy) send a copy of any agreement entered into under subsection (4B) above (and a copy of any variation of such an agreement) to the Accountant in Bankruptcy.

(4L)If the debtor fails to comply with an agreement entered into under subsection (4B) above, the sheriff, on the application of the trustee, may make an order under subsection (2) above—

(a)ending on the date on which the agreement would, had the debtor continued to comply with it, have ended; and

(b)on the same terms as the agreement..

(5)In section 1A of that Act (supervisory functions of the Accountant in Bankruptcy), after subsection (1)(b)(iia) (as inserted by section 2(2) of this Act), insert—

(iib)orders made under subsection (2) of section 32 of this Act and agreements made under subsection (4B) of that section;.

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