HC Deb 09 June 1969 vol 784 cc1157-8
Mr. Callaghan

I beg to move Amendment No. 76, in page 26, line 5, at end insert: (6) While a care order other than an interim order is in force in respect of a person who has not attained the age of eighteen, it shall be the duty of his parent to keep the local authority to whose care he is committed by the order informed of the parent's address; and if the parent knows of the order and fails to perform his duty under this subsection, the parent shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding ten pounds unless he shows that at the material time he was residing at the address of the other parent and had reasonable cause to believe that the other parent had kept the authority informed of their address.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Harry Gourlay)

With this Amendment we shall take Amendments Nos. 119 and 120 to Schedule 4.

Mr. Callaghan

This is a short and simple Amendment which replaces the existing law in Section 14 of the Children and Young Persons Act which places a duty on the parents of a child or young person detained in an approved school to keep the local authority notified of their address. This Amendment provides that the same duty shall be laid on the parents of a child or young person under 18 subject to a care order. It has proved to be administratively useful, and I am sure this should be done as it enables the local authorities to keep in touch with the parents.

The second and third Amendments are consequential.

Amendment agreed to.

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