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Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates' Courts Act 1978

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15Principle on which questions relating to custody and upbringing of children are to be decided

For the avoidance of doubt it is hereby declared that the provisions of section 1 of the [1971 c. 3.] Guardianship of Minors Act 1971 (which require a court in deciding any question relating to the custody or upbringing of a minor to have regard to the welfare of the minor as the first and paramount consideration) apply in relation to the exercise by a magistrates' court of its powers under this Part of this Act.

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