HC Deb 18 July 1991 vol 195 c550
The Solicitor-General

I beg to move amendment No. 50, in page 23, line 28, at end insert— '(4) On an application under subsection (2), the court or (as the case may be) the sheriff shall not question the maintenance assessment under which the payments of child support maintenance fell to be made.'. The amendment prevents a magistrates court, or in Scotland a sheriff, from questioning the maintenance assessment when considering an application for a liability order. The correct method of challenging a maintenance assessment is through the review and appeals mechanism, as provided for in clauses 17 and 18. The amendment does not seek to restrict a person's right to challenge decisions made under the Bill; it merely seeks to ensure that they are heard in the correct forum.

Amendment agreed to.

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