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Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 5 – Orders relating to disqualification

24.This section inserts new section 71B into the 1985 Act which gives the Scottish Ministers power to make an order that can modify or amend the effect of a provision which restricts or prevents debtors (or particular categories of debtors) from holding particular offices or positions or from being members of particular bodies or groups. Such provisions are given the label “disqualification provisions”. One of the things which an order under section 71B can do is extend a disqualification provision to persons subject to a BRO or BRU. Orders under section 71B are subject to the affirmative resolution procedure of the Scottish Parliament.

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