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Attachment of Earnings Act 1971

1971 CHAPTER 32

An Act to consolidate the enactments relating to the attachment of earnings as a means of enforcing the discharge of monetary obligations.

[12th May 1971]

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E1Act except s. 20(2) does not extend to Scotland or Northern Ireland see s. 29(3)

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C5Act: power to apply conferred (6.3.1992) by Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c. 14), s. 14(3), Sch. 4 para. 19(2)

C6By Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c. 53, SIF 39:1), s. 101(1), Sch. 12 para. 23; S.I. 1991/2208, art. 2(1), Sch.1 it is provided (14.10.1991) that in relation to any time before the commencement of s.70 of that 1991 Act (which came into force on 1.10.1992 by S.I. 1992/333, art. 2(2), Sch. 2) references in any enactment amended by that 1991 Act, to youth courts shall be construed as references to juvenile courts.

C7Act applied (with modifications) (temp. from 23.2.2004 for specified purposes, 29.3.2004 for further specified purposes and 5.4.2004 for remaining purposes until 31.3.2006) by The Fines Collection Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004/176), regs. 1-4 (as amended (30.3.2005 for specified purposes and 1.4.2005 for remaining purposes) by S.I. 2005/484, regs. 1-5)

C8Act modified (temp. from 27.3.2006 to 2.7.2006) by The Collection of Fines (Pilot Scheme) and Discharge of Fines by Unpaid Work (Pilot Schemes) (Amendment) Order 2006 (S.I. 2005/502), arts. 1(1)(b)(2), 6 (with art. 3)

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I1Act not in force at Royal Assent see s. 29(4); Act wholly in force 2.8.1971.

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