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ref date:23 Apr 2000 (ECON)
Seizure of household goods to pay debts will be banned - we hope

For almost a century it has been legal in Scotland for debt collectors to pound in someones door, with police standing by, remove almost everything the poor inhabitant posses and sell it at rock bottom prices to help pay off that persons debt.

This piece of barbarism has gone on long enough and now looks likely to die a natural death. Sufficient labour MSPs have said they'll support the SNP and most Liberals in Edinburgh to get this medieval piece of chicanery made illegal.