Maintenance Orders Enforcement Act
- Commenced on 30 June 1921
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 2000.]
- [Note: The version of the Act as at 31 December 2000 was revised and consolidated by the Law Reform Commission of Uganda. All subsequent amendments have been researched and applied by Laws.Africa for ULII.]
1. InterpretationIn this Act—
2. Enforcement in Uganda of maintenance orders made in England and Ireland
3. Transmission of maintenance orders made in UgandaWhere a court in Uganda has made a maintenance order against any person, and it is proved to that court that the person against whom the order was made is resident in England, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, the court shall send to the Minister for transmission to a Secretary of State a certified copy of the order.
4. Power to make provisional orders of maintenance against persons resident in England or Ireland
5. Power of court to confirm maintenance order made in England or Ireland
6. Mode of enforcing orders
7. Depositions to be evidenceDepositions taken in a court in England, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland for the purposes of the Maintenance Orders (Facilities for Enforcement) Act, 1920, of the United Kingdom, may be received in evidence in proceedings under this Act.
8. Provisions of Act may be extended to orders made in other Commonwealth countriesWhere the Minister is satisfied that reciprocal provisions have been made by the legislature of any Commonwealth country for the enforcement within such country of maintenance orders made by courts in Uganda, the Minister may, by statutory order, extend this Act to such country, and this Act shall thereupon apply in respect of such country as though the references to England, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland were references to such country and the references to the Secretary of State were references to the Governor or appropriate Minister of such country.
History of this document
30 June 1921