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Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1972

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47Interpretation: general

(1)In this Act—

  • " enactment" includes an enactment of the Parliament of Northern Ireland; " magistrates' court", in relation to Northern Ireland, means a court of summary jurisdiction within the meaning of section 1(1) of the Magistrates' Courts Act (Northern Ireland) 1964.

(2)References in this Act to a part of the United Kingdom are references to England and Wales, to Scotland, or to Northern Ireland.

(3)Any reference in this Act to the jurisdiction of a court, where the reference is to a person residing, or having ceased to reside, within the jurisdiction of a court, shall be construed in relation to a magistrates' court in England and Wales as a reference to the petty sessions area, and in relation to a magistrates' court in Northern Ireland as a reference to the petty sessions district, for which the court acts.

(4)Any reference in this Act to any other enactment is a reference thereto as amended, and includes a reference thereto as extended or applied, by or under any other enactment.

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