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Debt Collection

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 10 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the Government plans to introduce regulations permitting bailiffs to use force against the person. (259136)

A commitment was given during the parliamentary passage of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act—31 January 2007, Official Report, column 283—that no such regulations will be introduced unless consultations with all sides of the enforcement and debt advice industries has taken place and shown such powers to be desirable and necessary.