Prime Minister Beata Szydło: the Government adopted the draft laws on bailiffs

The Council of Ministers have adopted two important draft laws on bailiffs, which meet the commitments undertaken by the government of Law and Justice party – said Prime Minister Beata Szydło at the press conference after the governmental meeting on Tuesday.


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The minister of Justice, Zbigniew Ziobro, has been obliged by the Prime Minister Beata Szydło to prepare these drafts. At this moment we refer the drafts to the Sejm. I hope that the drafts will be quickly adopted and we soon be able to say that we have the vindication law in Poland that does not allow to persecute both innocent people and those in difficult situation. The citizens often are frightened that due to some unforeseeable circumstances the bailiffs may prevent them from normal functioning – said the Prime Minister.

The Law vs. the safety of Poles

As the Prime Minister Beata Szydło announced, the government adopted two draft laws - on Court Bailiffs and on the Bailiff action costs. The laws are intended to provide for regulations which will allow the law enforcement on the one hand but will protect the interests of ordinary people on the other. The Head of the Government added that the citizens were often deprived of normal and dignified living conditions.

This is our election pledge. In its election agenda the Law and Justice party clearly defined the objectives and regulations to achieve these basic priorities – said the Prime Minister Beata Szydło. The two draft laws proposed by the Minister of Justice constitute fulfilment of our promises. We keep our word and realise what we have committed ourselves to – emphasized the Head of Government.

Ziobro: the bailiff’s profession cannot be a business.

The bailiff’s profession cannot be a pure business because this leads to non-compliance with standards of ethics – says Minister Ziobro. According to the data he quoted in 2015 an average income of a bailiff amounted to PLN 40 000 per month. He added that some bailiffs earned several or even PLN 20 million per year.

We put in place rules which will provide for decent income of bailiffs but at the same time we will confine these huge earnings – emphasized Zbigniew Ziobro. At the same time the minister assured that he would like to reward well educated bailiffs who have recently started their activity.

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