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COUNTY COURT RULES,
Rules 19, 20, and 21 of Order XIX. of the County Court
shall stand in lieu thereof. R. 1, 2. 1. Where a judgment-debtor shall, upon the return day of
a judgment-summons, satisfy the Court that a receiving order When debtor not to be has been made for the protection of his estate, or that he has committed.
been adjudicated a bankrupt, and that the debt was provable in the bankruptcy, or that, in respect of the debt, resolutions have been duly registered under the 125th or 126th sections of the Bankruptcy Act, 1869, or that an order has been made for the administration of his estate made under section 122 of the
Bankruptcy Act, 1883, no order of commitment shall be made. When no 2. Where a judgment-debtor shall, after the making of an commitment, order of commitment against him, file, in the Court in which issued, not to the order was made, an affidavit according to the form in the be executed. Appendix, stating that a receiving order has been made for
the protection of his estate, or that he has been adjudicated a bankrupt, and that the debt was provable in the bankruptcy, or that in respect of the judgment debt resolutions have been duly registered under either of the before-mentioned sections of the Bankruptcy Act, 1869, or that an order for the administration of his estate has been made under section 122 of the Bankruptcy Act, 1883, annexing to such affidavit in such last-mentioned case a certificate of the Registrar of the Court in which such last-mentioned order shall have been so made, and shall forth with, upon such affidavit being so filed, give notice to the judgment-creditor of the filing thereof, such order of commitment shall not issue, but if issued and not executed, it shall be recalled.
3. Where a judgment-debtor is arrested, he may file in the R. 3, 4. County Court within the district of which he is in custody, an Discharge of affidavit as mentioned in the last preceding rule, and give the debtor, notice to the judgment-creditor thereof, as therein required, and thereupon the judgment-debtor shall be discharged out of custody upon the certificate of the Registrar of that Court. 4. Where an order for the administration of a debtor's Certificate
that an order estate has been made under the provisions of section 122 of
of administhe Bankruptcy Act, 1883, the Registrar of the Court in which tration has the order shall have been so made, shall, upon the application under sect.
been made of the debtor, issue to him a certificate according to the form 122, Bankin the Appendix.
uptcy Act, 1883.
The Debtors Act, 1869.
C.D., Defendant. I, C.D., of
1. That under the Debtors Act, 1869, an order for my committal was made by the above Court (or the County Court of holden at ], for making default in payment of £ due from me in pursuance of an order (or judgment] of the [here insert the Court in which order or judgment was gwen].
2. That on the day of 18 , I was adjudicated a bankrupt by the [here insert the Court by which adjudication was made]. [or That on the
18 , a receiving order was made for the protection of my estate by the [here insert the Court by which the receiving order was made].
3. That the receiving order (or the order of adjudication] was published in the London Gazette on the day of
4. That the debt, in respect of which the above order (or judgment] was given, was provable under the bankruptcy. [or
2. That my affairs are in course of liquidation (or have been liquidated] by arrangement under section 125 of the Bankruptcy Act, 1869, and that the debt in respect of which the above order (or judgment] was given was included in the statement produced to the meeting of my creditors.
or, 2. That I have entered into a composition with my creditors under the provisions of section 126 of the Bank ruptcy Act, 1869, and that the debt in respect of which the above order [or judgment] was given was inserted in the statement produced to the meetings of my creditors.]
3. That the special resolution mentioned in section 125 of the Bankruptcy Act, 1869 (or the extraordinary resolution mentioned in section 126 of the Bankruptcy Act, 1869], was filed in the [here insert name of Court] on the day of
2. That on the day of 18 an order for the administration of my estate was made by the [here insert the Court by which the order was made] as shown by the certificate of the Registrar of that Court hereto annexed. Sworn at
The Debtors Act, 1869,
18 and that a debt has been duly notified by A.B. as being due from him to [here insert the name, address, and description of the creditor whose name the debtor wishes to be inserted].
CERTIFICATE BY REGISTRAR FOR DISCHARGE OF JUDGMENT
The Debtors Act, 1869.
Defendant. I HEREBY certify that the defendant who was committed to your custody by virtue of an order of commitment under the seal of this Court for the County Court of holden at ], bearing date the
18 has filed an affidavit in this Court, stating that [here insert statement in affidavit]; and that the defendant may, in respect of such order, be forthwith discharged out of your custody.
Given under the seal of the Court this day of
We, Rupert Kettle, Alfred Martineau, Henry J. Stonor, and James Motteram, being Judges of County Courts appointed to frame Rules and Orders for regulating the practice of the Courts, and Forms of Proceedings therein, under the 32nd section of “ The County Courts Act, 1856,” have by virtue of the powers vested in us thereby, and of all other powers enabling us in this behalf, framed the foregoing Rules, and we do hereby certify the same to the Lord Chancellor accordingly.
THE DEBTORS ACT, 1878.
41 & 42 Vict, C. 54. An Act to amend the Debtors Act, 1869, and the Debtors Act (Ireland), 1872.
[13th August, 1878.] Be it enacted by the Queen's most excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament
assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: Court or 1. In any case coming within the exceptions numbered Judge to have discretion in 3 and 4 in the fourth section of the Debtors Act, 1869, cases within exceptions 3
and in the fifth section of the Debtors Act (Ireland), 1872, and 1 in 32.& respectively, or within either of those exceptions, any 33 Vict. c. 62,
Court or Judge, making the order for payment, or having jurisdiction in the action or proceeding in which the order for payment is made, may inquire into the case, and (subject to the provisoes contained in the said sections respectively) may grant or refuse, either absolutely or upon terms, any application for a writ of attachment, or other process or order of arrest or imprisonment, and any application to stay the operation of any such writ, process, order, or for discharge from arrest or imprisonment there
under. Short title and 2. This Act may be cited as the Debtors Act, 1878, and construction.
shall be construed as one with the Debtors Act, 1869, as regards England, and as one with the Debtors Act (Ireland), 1872, as regards Ireland; and the Debtors Act, 1869, and this Act may be cited as the Debtors Acts, 1869 and 1878, and the Debtors Act (Ireland), 1872, and this Act may be cited as the Debtors Acts (Ireland), 1872 and 1878.