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Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Section 48: Forfeiture

170.This section allows for the forfeiture of recognizances or, in Scotland, bail bonds entered into under section 47. If the court ordering forfeiture of a recognizance is not a magistrates’ court, it must specify a magistrates’ court which will, for the purposes of collection and enforcement of the sum forfeited, be treated as the court which ordered the forfeiture. In Scotland, any bail which has been forfeited will be treated as having been forfeited by the appropriate sheriff court. All forfeited sums must be paid to the Lord Chancellor and transmitted to the Consolidated Fund.

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