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Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 127 – Statement on impact of land attachment

369.This section requires the Scottish Ministers to publish and to lay before the Scottish Parliament a statement of the impact that land attachment has had on debt recovery and homelessness.

370.Subsection (1) provides that this must be done within 15 months of the commencement of this Chapter of the Act. Subsection (2) sets out the information which the statement is required to include. Subsection (3) defines “homelessness” for the purposes of this section (by attracting the definition in the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987) to mean, effectively, lack of accommodation or lack of accommodation which it would be reasonable for the person involved to continue to occupy.

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