45. Administrative and clerical expenses of third party debt orders
(1) In this section "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made by the Chief Justice.
(2) Where an interim third party debt order made in the exercise of the jurisdiction mentioned in section 44(3) is served on a deposit-taker, it may, subject to the provisions of this section, deduct from the relevant debt or debts an amount not exceeding the prescribed sum towards its administrative and clerical expenses in complying with the order. The right to make a deduction under this subsection shall be exercisable as from the time that the interim third party debt order is served on it.
(3) In subsection (2) "the relevant debt or debts", in relation to an interim third party debt order served on a deposit-taker, means the amount, as at the time the order is served on it, of the debt or debts of which the whole or a part is expressed to be attached by the order.
(4) A deduction may be made under subsection (2) in a case where the amount referred to in subsection (3) is insufficient to cover both the amount of the deduction and the amount of the judgment debt and costs in respect of which the attachment was made, notwithstanding that the benefit of the attachment to the creditor is reduced as a result of the deduction.
(5) An amount may not in pursuance of subsection (2) be deducted or, as the case may be, retained in a case where, by virtue of subsections (5) to (8) of sections 215 or 217 of the Insolvency Regulations 2015 or otherwise, the creditor is not entitled to retain the benefit of the attachment.
(6) An order under this section —
(a) may make different provision for different cases;
(b) without affecting the generality of paragraph (a) of this subsection, may prescribe sums differing according to the amount due under the judgment or order to be satisfied;
(c) may provide for this section not to apply to deposit-takers of any prescribed description.