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Inebriates Act 1898

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12Power to recover expenses against inebriate's estate

(1)If it is made to appear to a judge of county courts that any person detained in a State or certified inebriate reformatory has any real or personal property more than sufficient to maintain his family, if any, the judge may make an order for the payment of the expenses incurred in relation to the detention of that person, and the order may be enforced against any property of that person in the same way as a judgment of the county court.

(2)The order may be made on application—

(a)in the case of a person detained in a State inebriate reformatory, of such person as may be authorised by the Secretary of State in that behalf; and

(b)in the case of a person detained in a certified inebriate reformatory, of the managers of the reformatory, or any two of them, or of any authority contributing to the maintenance of such person.

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