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Custody of Children Act 1891

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2 Power to Court to order repayment of costs of bringing up child.E+W+S+N.I.

If at the time of the application for a writ or order for the production of the child the child is being brought up by another person, or is boarded out by the guardians of a poor law union, or by a parochial board in Scotland, the Court may, in its discretion, if it orders the child to be given up to the parent, further order that the parent shall pay to such person, or to the guardians of such poor law union, or to such parochial board, the whole of the costs properly incurred in bringing up the child, or such portion thereof as shall seem to the Court to be just and reasonable, having regard to all the circumstances of the case.

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C1Functions of guardians of a poor law union transferred to county or county borough councils by Local Government Act 1929 (c. 17), s. 1, Sch. 10

C2Functions of parochial board in Scotland transferred to county, town and district councils: Local Government (Scotland) Act 1894 (c. 58), ss. 21, 22 and Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929 (c. 25), s. 1

C3Councils of administrative counties, boroughs (except those in rural districts), urban districts, rural districts and urban parishes outside Greater London and Isles of Scilly together with municipal corporations of boroughs outside Greater London now abolished and councils of metropolitan counties, non-metropolitan counties and districts constituted by Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70), ss. 1, 2, Sch. 1

C4Councils of counties, counties of cities, large burghs, small burghs and districts now abolished and regional islands and district councils constituted (16.5.1975) by Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65), ss. 1, 2, Sch. 1

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