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Scottish Diligence Statistics for 2011-12
Scottish Diligence Statistics for 2011-1219 June 2012
Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) today releases Scottish Diligence Statistics for 2011-12. Diligence is the term for various processes of civil enforcement in Scottish law. These statistics record the work of sheriff officers’ official function in the execution of diligence and provide information on the use of diligence in Scotland.
Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, Fergus Ewing, who has responsibility for matters relating to debt enforcement policy in Scotland, thanked sheriff officer firms and Registers of Scotland for their assistance in gathering the information provided in this report:
“This is the first time Accountant in Bankruptcy has published the Scottish Diligence Statistics, which provide useful information about diligence use throughout Scotland over the last year.
“I welcome the publication of this information, which will, alongside subsequent yearly publications, provide a picture of debt enforcement in Scotland and contribute to future policy development in this area.
"I am grateful to the sheriff officer firms and Registers of Scotland for providing this information.”
- Accountant in Bankruptcy supervises all personal insolvencies in Scotland and administers those bankruptcies where appointed. She also has responsibility for Scottish diligence policy, on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
- Diligence is the term used to describe civil enforcement in Scotland.
- Information on the use of diligence in Scotland is supplied by Sheriff Officer firms and collated by the Accountant in Bankruptcy.
- Information on the diligence of inhibition is collated by Registers of Scotland.
- Further information regarding diligence in Scotland, including legislation, is also available.