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24.—(1) An application under section 24(2) of the 1950 Act(1) for the cancellation of the registration of a maintenance order made by a magistrates’ court in England and Wales and registered in a court in Scotland or in Northern Ireland—
(a)may be made orally or in writing by the person liable to make the payments under the order; and
(b)must be made to a justice acting in the same place as the court which made the order.
(2) Unless the applicant appears in person, the applicant must file with the court a document verified by a statement of truth signed by the applicant or the applicant’s legal representative stating the facts relied upon in support of the application.
(3) If it appears to the justice dealing with the application that the person liable to make payments under the order has ceased to reside in Scotland or Northern Ireland (as the case may be), the designated officer for the court which made the order must send notice to that effect to the clerk of the court in which the order is registered.
(4) On the cancellation of the registration of an order, the designated officer for the court in England and Wales which made the order is the prescribed officer to whom, under section 24(3)(a) of the 1950 Act(2), notice of the cancellation must be given.
(5) On receipt of notice of the cancellation of the registration of an order, the designated officer must enter a memorandum of that notice in the register.
Section 24(2) was amended by section 3 of and paragraph 9 of Schedule 3 to the Administration of Justice Act 1977.
Section 24(3)(a) was amended by section 3 of and paragraph 9 of Schedule 3 to the Administration of Justice Act 1977.
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