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Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1989

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District Courts (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 20)

2After section 13 of the District Courts (Scotland) Act 1975 there shall be inserted the following section—

13ADisqualification in case of sequestration or bankruptcy

(1)Subject to subsections (2) and (3) below, a person shall be disqualified for being appointed or acting as a justice of the peace if he is a person whose estate has been sequestrated in Scotland or who has been adjudged bankrupt elsewhere than in Scotland.

(2)Where a person is disqualified under this section by reason of his estate having been sequestrated, the disqualification shall cease if and when—

(a)the award of sequestration is recalled or reduced; or

(b)he is discharged under or by virtue of the [1985 c. 66.] Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985.

(3)Where a person is disqualified under this section by reason of having been adjudged bankrupt, the disqualification shall cease if and when—

(a)the adjudication of bankruptcy against him is annulled; or

(b)he is discharged..

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