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Child Support Act 1991

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38Enforcement of liability orders by diligence: Scotland

(1)In Scotland, where a liability order has been made against a person, the order shall be warrant anywhere in Scotland—

(a)for the Secretary of State to charge the person to pay the appropriate amount and to recover that amount by a poinding and sale under Part II of the [1987 c. 18.] Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987 and, in connection therewith, for the opening of shut and lockfast places;

(b)for an arrestment (other than an arrestment of the person’s earnings in the hands of his employers) and action of furthcoming or sale,

and shall be apt to found a Bill of Inhibition or an action of adjudication at the instance of the Secretary of State.

(2)In subsection (1) the “appropriate amount” means the amount in respect of which the order was made, to the extent that it remains unpaid.

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