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The Maintenance Orders Act 1958 (c. 39)

25The Maintenance Orders Act 1958 has effect subject to the following amendments.

26(1)Section 2 (registration of orders) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (2)(b) (procedure on application for registration of order), for “clerk of” substitute “justices' chief executive for”.

(3)In subsection (5) (registration of orders), for “or clerk of” substitute “of, or justices' chief executive for,”.

(4)In subsection (6) (effect on magistrates' court order of registration in the High Court), for “the clerk of a magistrates' court” (in both places) substitute “a justices' chief executive”.

(5)In subsection (6ZA)(b) (effect on High Court order or county court order of registration in magistrates' court), for “the clerk of the court or the clerk of any other magistrates' court” substitute “a justices' chief executive”.

(6)In subsection (6ZC) (payments under order becoming or ceasing to be payable to clerk of a magistrates' court), for “the clerk of a magistrates' court” substitute “a justices' chief executive”.

27In section 3(3A) (requirement of person liable under order to notify change of address to clerk of the court), for “clerk of” substitute “justices' chief executive for”.

28(1)Section 4(5B) (application of section 60 of the [1980 c. 43.] Magistrates' Courts Act 1980) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph (a), in the paragraph to be regarded as substituted for subsection (4)(b) of that section, for “the clerk of the court, or to the clerk of any other magistrates' court,” substitute “a justices' chief executive”.

(3)In paragraph (b) (words to be regarded as replaced in subsection (5) of that section), for “clerk”” substitute “justices' chief executive for the court””.

(4)In paragraph (e), in the subsection (9) to be regarded as substituted for subsections (9) and (10) of that section, for—

(a)“the clerk of the court or the clerk of any other magistrates' court”, and

(b)“the clerk of the court, or to the clerk of any other magistrates' court,”,

substitute “a justices' chief executive”.

29(1)Section 5 (cancellation of registration) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (5) (cancellation of registration of High Court or county court order), for “the clerk of a magistrates' court” (in both places) substitute “a justices' chief executive”.

(3)In subsection (6)(b) (cancellation of registration of magistrates' court order), for “clerk of” substitute “justices' chief executive for”.

30In section 18 (powers of magistrates to review committals), for “clerk of” (in each place) substitute “justices' chief executive for”.

31In section 20(1) (clerk of magistrates' court entitled to receive payments for transmission to another)—

(a)for “the clerk of a magistrates' court” substitute “a justices' chief executive”, and

(b)for “the clerk is” substitute “a justices' chief executive is”.

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