HC Deb 17 July 1968 vol 768 cc1527-8
Mr. Ross

I beg to move Amendment No. 23, in page 23, line 20, after '1937', insert: 'or any offence under section 21(1) of that Act'.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Sydney Irving)

It might be convenient to take also Amendment 169, in page 79, line 21, column 3, at beginning insert:

In section 21(2), the words from 'may take' to the end of the subsection.

8.15 p.m.

Mr. Ross

Yes, Mr. Deputy Speaker. The Clause provides that, A constable or any person authorised by any court or by any justice of the peace may take to a place of safety any child in respect of whom any of the offences mentioned in Schedule 1 to the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937 has been or is believed to have been committed … The Amendment adds a reference to Section 21 of the 1937 Act, which makes it an offence for vagrants to prevent children from receiving education. The Amendment confers the power of arrest and the taking of a child to a place of safety. It is desirable to transfer this power to the machinery laid down in Part III so that steps can be taken to bring it before the children's hearing, as appropriate. This addition is accordingly made to the Clause and the reference to taking a child to a place of safety is delegated by an Amendment to Schedule 8.

Amendment agreed to.

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