159. General Interpretation

(1) In sections 141 to 158 (and this section) and Schedules 2 and 3 of these Regulations, except where the context otherwise requires —
(a) "the Court" in relation to an attachment of earnings order, means the Court of First Instance;
(b) "the employer", in relation to an attachment of earnings order, means the person who is required by the order to make deductions from earnings paid by him to the debtor;
(c) "fixed deductions order" means an attachment of earnings order under which periodical deductions are to be made in accordance with the fixed deductions scheme;
(d) "prescribed" means prescribed by court procedure rules;
(e) "Schedule 2 deductions order" means an attachment of earnings order under which periodical deductions are to be made in accordance with Part 1 of Schedule 2;
(f) "suspension order" means an order under section 150 suspending a fixed deductions order.
(2) Any reference in sections 141 to 158 (and this section) to sums payable under a judgment or order, or to the payment of such sums, includes a reference to costs and the payment of them; and the references in sections 145(6) and 151(2) to relevant costs are to any costs of the proceedings in which the attachment of earnings order in question was made, being costs which the debtor is liable to pay.
(3) References in sections 145(7)(b) and 153(1)(a) to the debtor's needs include references to the needs of any person for whom he must, or reasonably may, provide.
(4) Any power to make court procedure rules which is conferred by these Regulations does not affect any other power to make court procedure rules.