Bankruptcy Restriction Order investigation: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/00048
Date received: 8 January 2018
Date responded: 19 January 2018

Information requested

You asked for details of any investigations carried out by the Accountant in Bankruptcy (the Accountant) in relation to a breach of a Bankruptcy Restriction Order (BRO) by Malcolm Scott.


Where a BRO has been made in terms of section 56A(1) of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 (the Act) and the Accountant becomes aware of a potential breach of this order, the Accountant will conduct the appropriate investigations to determine whether a breach of has occurred. Where a breach has occurred, the Accountant will report the matter to Companies House and, where appropriate, report the matter to the Sheriff Court.

Following the recent BBC programme, Millionaire Bankrupts Exposed, the Accountant has contacted the BBC and requested a copy of their evidence in respect of Malcolm Scott. On receipt of the evidence, the Accountant will determine the appropriate action to take.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
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