152. Application of sums received by collection officer

(1) Subject to subsection (2), the collecting officer to whom a person makes payment in compliance with an attachment of earnings order shall, after deducting such court fees, if any, in respect of proceedings for or arising out of the order, as are deductible from those payments, deal with the sums paid in the same way as he would if they had been paid by the debtor to satisfy the relevant adjudication.
(2) Where the Court of First Instance makes an attachment of earnings order to secure the payment of a judgment debt, sums paid to the collecting officer in compliance with the attachment of earnings order shall not be dealt with by him in accordance with subsection (1), but shall be retained by him pending the decision of the Court whether or not to make an administration order and shall then be dealt with by him as the Court may direct.