1. It is contended that the Act does not apply to the scaling down of debts which have ripened into decrees after the commencement of the Act. I can find no support in the Act for this contention. The definition of 'debt' specifically includes a decree debt and it Seems to me clear that a decree debt is nonetheless a debt because it does not fall within the category for which special provision is made in Section 19. I do not think that the petitioner is entitled to deduct the amount debited for interest at a time when the account was still running with fluctuating balance. When the account closed there was a definite amount of Rs. 1874-7-0 due and this must be treated as the principal amount and plaintiffs will be entitled to interest thereon at 6| per cent, from 1st October 1937 and the decree will be scaled down accordingly. Leave refused.