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The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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The Civil Evidence Act (Northern Ireland) 1971 (c. 36)

65.—(1) Section 8 (which relates to the admissibility in civil proceedings of the fact that a person has been adjudged to be the father of a child in affiliation proceedings) shall be amended as provided by sub-paragraphs (2) to (4).

(2) In subsection (1), for paragraph (b) substitute the following paragraph—

(b)the fact that a person has been found to be the father of a child in relevant proceedings before any court in Northern Ireland or England and Wales or has been adjudged to be the father of a child in affiliation proceedings before any court in the United Kingdom;.

(3) In subsection (2)—

(a)for “to have been adjudged” substitute “to have been found or adjudged”;

(b)for “matrimonial or affiliation proceedings” substitute “other proceedings”.

(4) In subsection (3), after “matrimonial” insert “or relevant”.

(5) In subsection (5), after the definition of “matrimonial proceedings” insert the following definition—

“relevant proceedings” means—

(a)

proceedings under Article 101 of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 or section 101 of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;

(b)

proceedings under Article 28 of the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1991;

(c)

proceedings under the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995;

(d)

proceedings under section 5A of the Guardianship of Infants Act 1886 or section 27 of the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978;

(e)

proceedings which are relevant proceedings as defined in section 12(5) of the Civil Evidence Act 1968;.

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