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Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1972

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F127B Sending application to the appropriate magistrates’ court.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)On receipt of an application to which section 27A of this Act applies, the Lord Chancellor shall send it, together with any accompanying documents, to the [F2justices’ chief executive for]a magistrates’ court acting for the petty sessions area in which the respondent is residing.

(2)Subject to subsection (4) below, if notice of the hearing of the application by a magistrates’ court having jurisdiction to hear it cannot be duly served on the respondent, the [F2justices’ chief executive for] the court shall return the application and the accompanying documents to the Lord Chancellor with a statement giving such information as he possesses as to the whereabouts of the respondent.

(3)If the application is returned to the Lord Chancellor under subsection (2) above, then, unless he is satisfied that the respondent is not residing in the United Kingdom, he shall deal with it in accordance with subsection (1) above or section [F328D(1)] of this Act or send it to the Secretary of State to be dealt with in accordance with section 31 of this Act (as the circumstances of the case require).

(4)If the [F2justices’ chief executive for] a court to whom the application is sent under this section is satisfied that the respondent is residing within the petty sessions area for which another magistrates’ court acts, he shall send the application and accompanying documents to the [F2justices’ chief executive for]that other court and shall inform the Lord Chancellor that he has done so.

(5)If the application is sent to the [F2justices’ chief executive for] a court under subsection (4) above, he shall proceed as if it had been sent to him under subsection (1) above.

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F3Word in s. 27B(3) substituted (4.11.1996) by S.I. 1995/756, art. 8; S.R. 1996/297, art. 3

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