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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Distress in default

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31.—(1) In section 3 of the Fines Act (Ireland) 1851 (warrants for the execution of orders to be issued at certain periods), at the end add “; and no warrant of distress may be issued in reliance on this section at the time of sentencing of the person concerned”.

(2) In Article 92 of the Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (enforcement of payment of a sum adjudged to be paid by a conviction), after paragraph (1) insert—

(1A) A warrant of distress shall not be issued under paragraph (1)(a) at the time of sentencing of the person concerned..

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