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With the exceptions herein-after mentioned, no person shall be apprehended or imprisoned on account of any civil debt.
There shall be excepted from the operation of the above enactment,—
[F11.Taxes, fines, or penalties due to Her Majesty, and rates and assessments lawfully imposed or to be imposed:]
[F11.Fines imposed for contempt of court or under section 91 of the Court of Session Act 1868.]
2.Sums decerned for aliment:
[F2Provided that no person shall be imprisoned in any case excepted from the operation of this section for a longer period than twelve months.]
Nothing contained in this Act shall affect or prevent the apprehension or imprisonment of any person under [F2a warrant granted against him as being in meditatione fugæ, or under]any decree [F2or obligation]ad factum præstandum.
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