Amendments made: No. 159, in page 55, line 29, leave out '(a)'.
No. 160, in line 29, leave out from 'heard' to end of line 30 and insert—
'(2A) In considering whether to make an order under subsection (1) above, the sheriff shall have regard to the financial position of the offender and to such other matters (not including the question whether he was properly convicted) as the sheriff considers relevant.'.
No. 161, in line 31, leave out subsection (3) and insert—
'(3) The Board shall only make an application for an order under subsection (1) above if they have reason to believe that the offender is able to pay the whole or a substantial part of the award.
(3A) Subsections (5) and (6) of section 82 of this Act shall have effect in relation to Scotland.'.—[Mr. Mellor.]