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Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 52 – Publication of guidance and other information

171.Section 52 provides that the Commission may, for the purposes of informing and educating the public, prepare and publish information and other material on its functions, the functions and activities (subject to section 56(1) which already deals with the publication of information and materials for the activity of informal debt collection) of judicial officers and the law of and procedures relating to diligence. Publishing can be by electronic means (section 78(a)). It can also carry out other such activities as it thinks fit with regard to informing and educating the public. Examples of such activities might include publicity campaigns, market research, school and college based activities and career promotion work.

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