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153. Power of the Court of First Instance to obtain a statement of earnings etc.

(1) Where in any proceedings the Court of First Instance has the power under these Regulations to make a Schedule 2 deductions order, the Court may —
(a) order the debtor to give to the Court within a specified period, a statement signed by him of —
(i) the name and address of any person by whom earnings are paid to him;
(ii) specified particulars as to his earnings and anticipated earnings, and as to his resources and needs;
(iii) specified particulars for the purpose of enabling the debtor to be identified by an employer of his; and
(b) order any person appearing to the Court to have the debtor in his employment to give to the Court within a specified period, a statement signed by him or on his behalf or specified particulars of the debtor's earnings and anticipated earnings.
(2) Where in any proceedings the Court of First Instance has power to make a fixed deductions order, the Court may order the debtor to give to the Court, within a specified period, a statement signed by him of —
(a) the name and address of any person by whom earnings are paid to him; and
(b) specified particulars for enabling the debtor to be identified by any employer of his.
(3) At any time when a Schedule 2 deductions order is in force, the Court may —
(a) make such an order as is described in subsection (1)(a) or (b); and
(b) order the debtor to attend before the Court on a day and at a time specified in the order to give the information described in subsection (1)(a).
(4) At any time when a fixed deductions order is in force, the Court may —
(a) make such an order as is described in subsection (2); and
(b) order the debtor to attend before it on a day and at a time specified in the order to give the information described in subsection (2).
(5) Without affecting subsections (1) to (4), Court Procedure Rules may provide that where notice of an application for an attachment of earnings order is served on the debtor, it shall include a requirement that he shall, within such period and in such manner as may be prescribed, give the Court a statement in accordance with subsection (6) or (7).
(6) In a case where the attachment of earnings order would, if made, be a Schedule 2 deductions order, the debtor must give a statement in writing of —
(a) the matters specified in subsection (1)(a); and
(b) any other prescribed matters which are, or may be, relevant under section 145 to the determination of the normal deduction rate and the protected earnings rate to be specified in any attachment of earnings order made on the application.
(7) In a case where the attachment of earnings order would, if made, be a fixed deductions order, the debtor must give a statement in writing of the matters specified in subsection (2).
(8) In any proceedings in which the Court of First Instance has the power under these Regulations to make an attachment of earnings order, and in any proceedings for the making, variation or discharge of such an order, a document purporting to be a statement given to the Court in compliance with an order under subsection (1)(a) or (b) or (2), or with any such requirement of a notice of application for an attachment of earnings order as mentioned in subsection (5), shall, in the absence of proof to the contrary, be deemed to be a statement so given and shall be evidence of the facts stated therein.