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Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987

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2 Effect of time to pay direction on diligence.S

(1)While a time to pay direction is in effect, it shall not be competent—

(a)to serve a charge for payment; or

(b)to commence or execute any of the following diligences—

(i)an arrestment and action of furthcoming or sale;

[F1(ii)an attachment;]

(iii)an earnings arrestment;

(iv)an adjudication for debt,

to enforce payment of the debt concerned.

(2)While a time to pay direction is in effect an arrestment used on the dependence of the action or in security of the debt concerned shall remain in effect—

(a)if it has not been recalled; and

(b)to the extent that it has not been restricted under subsection (3) below,

but, while the direction is in effect, it shall not be competent to commence an action of furthcoming or sale following on such an arrestment.

(3)The court may, on making a time to pay direction, recall or restrict an arrestment of the kind described in subsection (2) above.

(4)If an arrestment of the kind described in subsection (2) above is in effect, the court may order that the making of a time to pay direction and the recall or restriction of the arrestment shall be subject to the fulfilment by the debtor of such conditions within such period as the court thinks fit; and, where the court so orders, it shall postpone granting decree until such fulfilment or the end of that period, whichever is the earlier.

(5)Where a time to pay direction is recalled or ceases to have effect, otherwise than—

(a)under section 12(2)(a) of this Act; or

(b)by reason of the debt concerned being paid or otherwise extinguished,

the debt in so far as it remains outstanding and interest thereon, whether or not awarded as a specific sum in the decree, shall, subject to any enactment or rule of law to the contrary, become enforceable by any diligence mentioned in subsection (1)(b) above.

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