HC Deb 28 January 1986 vol 90 cc452-3W
Mr. Malone

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 is to be implemented.

Mr. Howard

The Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 (Commencement) Order 1985 (SI 1985/1924) as read with SI 1986/78, brings into force the main provisions of the Act on 1 April 1986, with the exception of the provisions relating to preferred debts. Certain other provisions come into force on 1 February 1986 in order to enable qualified insolvency practitioners to apply to the Accountant in Bankruptcy for inclusion on the list of interim trustees.

Following consultation with professional bodies and others, the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Regulations 1985 (SI 1985/1925) have also been made prescribing matters for the purposes of the Act.