27Continuation of sequestration proceedingsS
(1)Section 12 of the 1985 Act is amended as follows.
(2)In subsection (3), for “subsection (3A)” substitute “ subsections (3A) to (3C) ”.
(3)After subsection (3A) insert—
“(3B)Where the sheriff is satisfied that the debtor shall, before the expiry of the period of 42 days beginning with the day on which the debtor appears before the sheriff, pay or satisfy—
(a)the debt in respect of which the debtor became apparently insolvent; and
(b)any other debt due by the debtor to the petitioner and any creditor concurring in the petition,
the sheriff may continue the petition for a period of no more than 42 days.
(3C)Where the sheriff is satisfied—
(a)that a debt payment programme (within the meaning of Part 1 of the Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 17)) relating to—
(i)the debt in respect of which the debtor became apparently insolvent; and
(ii)any other debt due by the debtor to the petitioner and any creditor concurring in the petition,
has been applied for and has not yet been approved or rejected; or
(b)that such a debt payment programme will be applied for,
the sheriff may continue the petition for such period as he thinks fit.”.