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Committal Warrants (Maintenance Payment Defaulters)

Volume 887: debated on Thursday 6 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice he gives to magistrates' courts on whether to issue duplicate committal warrants to facilitate early appearances of maintenance payment defaulters when new factors arise relating to their ability to pay maintenance.

None. The issue of committal warrants to enforce the payment of maintenance is a matter within the judicial discretion of the courts.