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Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 198 – Interpretation

649.Section 198 defines what is meant by the expressions used in this Part. Subsection (2) provides the Scottish Ministers with power (exercisable by order subject to negative resolution procedure) to modify the definitions of “decree” and “document of debt”. Subsection (3) makes provision for electronic signatures where any document that requires to be signed under this Part is submitted in electronic form. The signature has to be a certified electronic signature which complies with the requirements of the Electronic Communications Act 2000 (c.7).

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