§ [No. 168]
§ After Clause 59 insert the following new clause:
§ Safeguarding of interests of children in proceedings in Scotland relating to the assumption of parental rights
.—(1) In the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 the following section is inserted after section 18—
18A.—(1) In any proceedings under section 16(6), 16A(3) or 18(3) of this Act, the sheriff—
- (a) the procedure in relation to the disposal of matters arising under this section;
- (b) appointment under subsection (1) of this section, the functions of a person so appointed and any right of such a person to information relating to the proceedings in question."
§ 9.48 p.m.
§ Lord WINTERBOTTOM
My Lords, this again is a formal Amendment which was discussed with Amendments Nos. 134 to 137 relating to separate representation for Scotland. I beg to move that this 1307 House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendment.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(Lord Winterbottom.)