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Exchequer Court (Scotland) Act 1856

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XIIProcedure in lieu of Writs of Capias, &c.

Where any Cause may, at the Date of the passing of this Act, be competently commenced before the Court of Exchequer by Writ of Capias, or where, at the Date of the passing of this Act, it is competent to apprehend the Defender or Person complained of, in order that he may find Security to appear and answer, or to pay the Penalties, Duties, or Debt sought to be recovered, it shall be competent to pray or conclude in any Information, Summons, or Proceeding to be raised under this Act for Warrant to apprehend such Defender or Person complained of; and such Warrant shall be granted by the Lord Ordinary on Production to him at any Time, whether during Session or not, of the Information or other Writ containing such Prayer or Conclusion, although the same may not have been served, or called, or enrolled; and in every such Case the Defender, or Person complained of, when apprehended, shall be bound with Two sufficient Sureties, to the Satisfaction of the Prosecutor or of the Lord Ordinary, to appear and answer in the Proceeding brought against him as aforesaid, and to pay the Penalties, Duties, or Debt sought to be recovered, if he shall be found liable therein, or such Sum or Sums as under such Proceeding he may be found liable to pay; and failing his finding such Security, the Lord Ordinary shall grant Warrant for detaining him in Prison, and he shall be detained in Prison accordingly, until such Security be found, or until the Issue of such Proceeding, or until he be liberated in due Course of Law.

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