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Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Act 2001

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Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Act 2001

The Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Act 2001 was an act by the Scottish Parliament which abolished the previous practice in which a debtor’s goods are priced (poinding) in preparation for the enforced sale of the debtor’s possessions (warrant sale) by amending the Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987. The original Bill was introduced in 1999 as a member's bill by Tommy Sheridan MSP,[1] at the time the sole member of the Scottish Socialist Party in the Parliament. Prior to being elected in 1999, Tommy Sheridan had been a leading figure in the anti-poll tax campaign during which poindings were commonplace where protesters who refused to pay the tax had their household possessions valued and sold by local councils seeking to recover outstanding debts.

Though the original draft of the bill proposed that it would have immediate effect, this was subsequently amended so as to delay the introduction of the Act by over a year by which time it was repealed by the Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Act 2002, asp 17.

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  • UK Statute Law Database

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