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Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 201 – Provision of debt advice and information package

657.This section amends sections 47 (earnings arrestments), 51 (current maintenance arrestments) and 60 (conjoined arrestment orders) of the 1987 Act to impose duties on creditors to provide debtors with debt advice and information packages no earlier than 12 weeks before executing diligence against the debtors’ earnings. Subsection (4) also amends section 73 (the interpretation provision for Part 3 of the 1987 Act) to add a definition of “debt advice and information package”.

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