HC Deb 25 January 1973 vol 849 c208W
Miss Quennell

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware of the absence of any reciprocal arrangements between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Eire for the enforcement of maintenance orders; and if he will take steps to remedy this.

Mr. Carlisle

Yes. The Government have power under the Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1972 to make arrangements with any country for the reciprocal enforcement of maintenance orders. We are ready to enter into an agreement with the Government of the Republic under Part I of the Act as soon as they are in a position to offer reciprocity.

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