The range of the Judgments Register, often referred to as a register of debt, limits its effectiveness in providing a true representation of civil debts.
Treasury Minister Alfred Cannan said Treasury has been working toward introducing amending legislation as part of the civil debt recovery project.
In response to a Keys question from Rob Callister (Onchan), Mr Cannan said: ’The amending legislation will, amongst other things: increase the range of civil debts included in the register and modernise access arrangements in respect of register data.’
He said delivering amended legislation has been ’complex’ as a ’number of substantial technical issues with the Bill have arisen that have required further detailed consideration and these matters have necessarily impacted delivery’. These include the GDPR implications of publishing Treasury debts.
Progress is paused while the island responds to the Covid-19 pandemic.