§ 45 Schedule 11, page 96, line 13, at end insert—
§ 1A. In section 15(1) (b) of the Maintenance Orders Act 1950 for the words "for separation and aliment" there shall be substituted the words "which contains a conclusion for aliment not falling within the scope of paragraph (a)(i) above".".
§ Lord Mackay of Clashfern
My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 45. This amendment applies Section 15 of the Maintenance Orders Act 1950 to all actions for aliment raised in the sheriff court. Section 15 provides a system whereby an initial writ relating to a sheriff court action may be endorsed by a magistrate's court in another part of the United Kingdom and then served there as if it were a writ of that court. This ensures that the maintenance debtor in another part of the United Kingdom gets actual service of the initial writ. The amendment of Section 15 is made necessary by the repeal by the present Bill of sections 6 and 8 of the 1950 Act, which gave jurisdiction in particular circumstances against persons resident elsewhere in the United Kingdom, and their replacement by the more general provision of Article 5 (2) of Schedule 4.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in their said amendment.—(Lord Mackay of Clash fern).
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.