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ref date:4 May 2000 (HEA)
bank accounts of poorest to be protected?

Alex Neil (SNP), Tommy Sheridan (Scottish Socialist) and John McAllion (Labour) the same MSPs who pushed forward the bill to abolish warrant sales of people in debt are now trying to ensure that creditors cannot freeze and empty debtors bank accounts so easily.

People in debt had assets seized, bank accounts stripped and this left them hungry and often homeless and desperate, a method of credit control more akin to the workhouse/poorhouse than civilized behaviour.