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X1The text of Sch. 2 is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and, except as specified, does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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2In section 2(1) of the M1Limitation (Enemies and War Prisoners) Act 1945, in the definition of “statute of limitation” for the words “subsection (1) of section seven of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1937” there shall be substituted the words “ section 13(2) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and paragraph 11(3) of Schedule 1 to that Act ”.E+W

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3(1)In section 16 of the M2Maintenance Orders Act 1950 (orders enforceable under Part II of that Act)—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)in subsection (2)(a) for sub-paragraph (i) there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraph:—

(i)sections 15 to 17, 19 to 22, 30, 34 and 35 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1965 and sections 22, 23(1), (2) and (4) and 27 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973; and

(b)in subsection (2)(c), for sub-paragraph (v) there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraph:—

(v)any enactment of the Parliament of Northern Ireland containing provisions corresponding with section 22(1), 34 or 35 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1965, with section 22, 23(1), (2) or (4) or 27 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, or with section 12(2) of the Guardianship of Minors Act 1971.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) above extends to Scotland and Northern Ireland, and the references to section 16(2)(c) of the M3Maintenance Orders Act 1950 in paragraph 8 of Schedule 8 to the M4Administration of Justice Act 1970 and paragraph 9 of Schedule 1 to the M5Attachment of Earnings Act 1971 shall be construed as references to section 16(2)(c) as amended by sub-paragraph (1)(b) above.

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4In section 109(2) of the M6County Courts Act 1959 (proceedings in which appeals on questions of fact are to lie) the following paragraph shall be inserted after paragraph (f) (in place of the paragraph inserted by section 34(2) of the M7 Matrimonial Proceedings and Property Act 1970):—E+W

(g)any proceedings on an application under section 13A of the Matrimonial Proceedings (Magistrates’ Courts) Act 1960 or under section 33, 36 or 38 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.

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(2)In section 42 of that Act (provisions as to condonation), at the beginning of subsections (1) and (3) there shall be inserted the words “ For the purposes of the Matrimonial Proceedings (Magistrates’ Courts) Act 1960 ”.

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7(1)In subsection (1) of section 2 of the M8Domestic and Appellate Proceedings (Restriction of Publicity) Act 1968 (restriction of publicity for certain proceedings) for the words in paragraph (a) “section 39 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1965” there shall be substituted the words “ section 45 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 ”, the following paragraph shall be substituted for the paragraph (c) inserted in the subsection by paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 to the Matrimonial Proceedings and Property Act 1970:—E+W

(c)proceedings under section 27 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (which relates to proceedings by a wife against her husband, or by a husband against his wife, for financial provision) and any proceedings for the discharge or variation of an order made under that section or for the temporary suspension of any provision of any such order or the revival of the operation of any provision so suspended;

subsection (2) of that section shall be omitted, and the references in subsection (3) of that section to subsection (1) and to subsection (1)(a) thereof shall be construed as references to subsection (1) and to subsection (1)(a) as they respectively have effect by virtue of this sub-paragraph.

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8In section 7 of the M9Family Law Reform Act 1969 (committal of wards of court to care of local authority and supervision of wards of court)—E+W

(a)in subsection (3), for the words “section 36 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1965” there shall be substituted the words “ section 43 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 ”;

(b)in subsection (4), for the words from “subsections (2)” to “1965” there shall be substituted the words “ section 44(2) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 ”.

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(2)In Schedule 8 to that Act (as it applies to define maintenance orders both for the purposes of Part II of that Act and for the purposes of the M10Maintenance Orders Act 1958) the following paragraph shall be inserted after paragraph 2:—

2AAn order for periodical or other payments made, or having effect as if made, under Part II of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.

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13In Schedule 1 to the M11Attachment of Earnings Act 1971 (maintenance orders to which the Act applies) for paragraph 3 there shall be substituted the following paragraph—E+W

3An order for periodical or other payments made, or having effect as if made, under Part II of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.

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