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The International Recovery of Maintenance (Hague Convention 2007 etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

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Regulation 7

SCHEDULE 4CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

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Maintenance and Affiliation Orders Act (Northern Ireland) 1966 (c.35)

1.  In the Maintenance and Affiliation Orders Act (Northern Ireland) 1966, in section 10(5)—

(a)after “settlement” insert “, arrangement”;

(b)for “in Northern Ireland under” substitute

in Northern Ireland under—

(a);

(c)for “1972 or” substitute

1972,

(b);

(d)for “1982 or” substitute

1982,

(c);

(e)for “commercial matters shall” substitute

commercial matters, or

(d)the Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and other forms of Family Maintenance done at The Hague on 23rd November 2007,

shall.

Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 26)

2.—(1) The Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 is amended as follows.

(2) In Article 86 (revocation, variation, etc., of orders for periodical payment) in paragraph (1A), after sub-paragraph (b), insert—

(c)the Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and other forms of Family Maintenance done at The Hague on 23rd November 2007;

(d)Part 1 of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982..

(3) In Article 87 (remission of arrears and manner in which arrears to be paid)—

(a)in paragraph (1A), after sub-paragraph (b) insert—

(c)the Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and other forms of Family Maintenance done at The Hague on 23rd November 2007;

(d)Part 1 of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982..

(b)in paragraph (7), in the definition of “non-Northern Ireland maintenance order”—

(i)the “or” at the end of sub-paragraph (a)(iv) is repealed;

(ii)at the end of sub-paragraph (a)(v) insert or

(vi)under the Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and other forms of Family Maintenance done at The Hague on 23rd November 2007;.

(4) In Article 88 (nature of domestic proceedings) at the end of sub-paragraph (a), insert “or under the Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and other forms of Family Maintenance done at The Hague on 23rd November 2007”.

(5) In Article 98 (enforcement of orders for periodical payment of money) —

(a)in paragraph (1A)—

(i)for “by virtue of Council” substitute

by virtue of

(a)Council;

(ii)for “Regulations 2011.” Substitute

Regulations 2011;

(b)the Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and other forms of Family Maintenance done at The Hague on 23rd November 2007; or

(c)Part 1 of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982.;

(b)in paragraph (11)(b)—

(i)for “Northern Ireland under” substitute

Northern Ireland under

(i);

(ii)for “Act 1972 or” substitute

Act 1972,

(ii);

(iii)for “Act 1982 or” substitute

Act 1982,

(iii);

(iv)at the end insert

or

(iv)the Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and other forms of Family Maintenance done at The Hague on 23rd November 2007;;

(c)in paragraph (13)—

(i)the “and” at the end of sub-paragraph (a) is repealed;

(ii)after sub-paragraph (b) insert—

(c)the Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and other forms of Family Maintenance done at The Hague on 23rd November 2007; and

(d)Part 1 of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgements Act 1982..

Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c.8)

3.  In section 103 of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (reduction of expenditure on income support: certain maintenance orders to be enforceable by the Department), in subsection (4)—

(a)the “and” at the end of paragraph (aa) is repealed;

(b)after paragraph (aa) insert—

(ab)to apply for recognition and enforcement of the maintenance order under the Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and other forms of Family Maintenance done at The Hague on 23rd November 2007, to the extent permitted by Article 36 of that Convention; and.

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