HC Deb 15 April 1913 vol 51 c1802

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether it is intended to issue any rules under Section 98, Sub-section (3), of the Children Act, 1908, with a view to enforcing the attendance at the Police Courts of parents or guardians of children charged with offences in Police Courts on lines similar to those issued in England on 27th May, 1909, providing for parents being summoned along with their children.

The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. McKinnon Wood)

In Scotland the making of rules under the Section referred to in my right hon. Friend's question is a matter for the High Court of Justiciary. No Act of Adjournal dealing with the special point mentioned has so far been made by the Court. I am not aware that difficulty has been experienced by Courts in Scotland in enforcing the attendance of parents and guardians.

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