Amendments made: In page 39, line 32, at end insert:
(2) In section 67(2), after the words "five foregoing sections" there shall be inserted the words "or subsection (8) of section 84 of this Act.
In page 40, line 40, leave out "Guernsey" and insert:
any other part of the Channel Islands".
In page 41, line 38, leave out "Guernsey" and insert:
any other part of the Channel Islands".—[Mr. Brooke.]
§ Mr. Brooke
I beg to move, in page 43, line 34, at the end to insert:and after the words 'sections 62 to 66' there shall be inserted the words 'or subsection (8) of section 84' ".This is slightly more than a drafting Amendment, but I think that it is quite non-controversial. Section 67(2) of the principal Act enables a court to make an interim order for detention for example, in a remand home, where an application is made under one or other of the preceding five sections. The Amendment would extend that power to enable an interim order to be made where the application is under the new subsection (8) of Section 84. The new subsection (8), as the House will recall, is put in by subsection (2) of Clause 7 of this Bill.
I assure the House that there is nothing controversial, though there may be something slightly technical, about this matter.
§ Mr. MacColl
I believe that I am right in thinking that this mainly arises from the extension of powers under Section 84 in dealing with the child. It is obviously desirable that there should be full opportunity to make interim orders for further reports before a final decision is taken. It is no longer just a question of sending a child either home or to a school, but of considering alternatives which are very welcome. It is desirable to place the resources of the remand home at the disposal of the court.
§ Amendment agreed to.