Imprisonment for Debt Act 1928

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The Imprisonment for Debt Act 1928

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AT 3 of 1928

THE IMPRISONMENT FOR DEBT ACT 1928

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Index Section Page

1 Short title .......................................................................................................................... 5
2 Application for order for imprisonment ..................................................................... 5
3 [Repealed] ........................................................................................................................ 6
4 Commencement of Act .................................................................................................. 6
ENDNOTES 7

TABLE OF LEGISLATION HISTORY 7
TABLE OF RENUMBERED PROVISIONS 7
TABLE OF ENDNOTE REFERENCES 7

The Imprisonment for Debt Act 1928 Section 1


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THE IMPRISONMENT FOR DEBT ACT 1928

Received Royal Assent: 7 May 1928
Passed: 11 June 1928
Commenced: 11 June 1928
AN ACT
to amend the law as to imprisonment for debt.
1 Short title

This Act may be cited as ‘ The Imprisonment for Debt Act, 1928’.
2 Application for order for imprisonment

Notwithstanding anything contained in the Bankruptcy Acts the period for
which any court may commit to prison any person who makes default in
payment of any debt or instalment of any debt due from him in pursuance of
any order or execution issued by a court shall not exceed the term of six weeks.
Provided that such jurisdiction shall not be exercised unless it is proved to the
satisfaction of the court that the person making default either has or has had
since the date of the order or execution the means to pay the sum in respect of
which he has made default, and has refused or neglected, or refuses or neglects,
to pay the same.
Proof of the means of the person making default may be given in such manner
as the court thinks just; and for the purpose of such proof the debtor and any
witnesses may be summoned and examined on oath.
No imprisonment under this section shall operate as a satisfaction or
extinguishment of any debt or demand order or execution.
Any person imprisoned under the powers contained in the Bankruptcy Acts or
this Act shall be discharged out of custody upon payment of the amount
appearing from the order of imprisonment to be due with the costs (if any)
allowed by such order, or upon adjudication in bankruptcy.
Section 3 The Imprisonment for Debt Act 1928


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3 [Repealed]
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4 Commencement of Act

This Act shall come into operation when the Royal Assent thereto has been by
the Governor announced to Tynwald, and a certificate thereof has been signed
by the Governor and the Speaker of the House of Keys.
The Imprisonment for Debt Act 1928 Endnotes


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ENDNOTES

Table of Legislation History

Legislation Year and No Commencement






Table of Renumbered Provisions

Original Current






Table of Endnote References

1
S 3 repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1989 Sch 2.