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Debtors (Scotland) Act 1880

1880 CHAPTER 34 43 and 44 Vict

An Act to abolish Imprisonment for Debt, and to provide for the better Punishment of Fraudulent Debtors in Scotland; and for other purposes.

[7th September 1880]

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I1Act wholly in force at Royal Assent

[F11 Short title.S

This Act may be cited for all purposes as the Debtors (Scotland) Act 1880.]

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[F22 Extent of title.S

This Act shall extend to Scotland only.]

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Abolition of Imprisonment for DebtS

4 Abolition of imprisonment for debt, with certain exceptions. S

With the exceptions herein-after mentioned, no person shall be apprehended or imprisoned on account of any civil debt.

There shall be excepted from the operation of the above enactment,—

[F41.Taxes, fines, or penalties due to Her Majesty, and rates and assessments lawfully imposed or to be imposed:]

[F41.Fines imposed for contempt of court or under section 91 of the Court of Session Act 1868.]

2.Sums decerned for aliment:

[F5Provided that no person shall be imprisoned in any case excepted from the operation of this section for a longer period than twelve months.]

Nothing contained in this Act shall affect or prevent the apprehension or imprisonment of any person under [F5a warrant granted against him as being in meditatione fugæ, or under]any decree [F5or obligation]ad factum præstandum.

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F4S. 4 para. 1 beginning “Fines imposed” substituted (S.) for para. 1 beginning “Taxes, fines” by Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987 (c. 18, SIF 45:2), s. 108, Sch. 6 para. 8, Sch. 7 paras. 5, 9(1)

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