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Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 202 – Intimation of arrestment schedule

658.This section amends section 70 of the 1987 Act. Subsection (2) amends section 70(1) to require the judicial officer, when serving an earnings arrestment schedule or a current maintenance arrestment schedule on the employer, to take all reasonably practicable steps to provide a copy of the schedule to the debtor.

659.Subsection (3) inserts new subsections (4A) and (4B) which place a duty on employers on whom an earnings arrestment schedule, a current maintenance arrestment schedule or a conjoined arrestment order is served, in the case of an earnings or current maintenance arrestment, to provide the debtor with a copy of the schedule and, in all cases, to notify the debtor of the date on which the first deduction from salary is to be made together with the amount to be deducted.

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