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33 Power to order disclosure of child’s whereabouts.U.K.

(1)Where in proceedings for or relating to a [F1Part I order] in respect of a child there is not available to the court adequate information as to where the child is, the court may order any person who it has reason to believe may have relevant information to disclose it to the court.

(2)A person shall not be excused from complying with an order under subsection (1) above by reason that to do so may incriminate him or his spouse [F2or civil partner] of an offence; but a statement or admission made in compliance with such an order shall not be admissible in evidence against either of them in proceedings for any offence other than perjury.

(3)A court in Scotland before which proceedings are pending for the enforcement of an order [F3relating to parental responsibilities or parental rights in relation to] a child made outside the United Kingdom which is recognised in Scotland shall have the same powers as it would have under subsection (1) above if the order were its own.

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F3Words in s. 33(3) substituted (1.11.1996) by 1995 c. 36, s. 105(1)(4), Sch. 4 para. 41(7); S.I. 1996/2203, art. 3(3), Sch.

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