HL Deb 05 November 1975 vol 365 c1307

[No. 169]

After Clause 59 insert the following new clause:

Amendment of section 20 of Social Work (.Scotland) Act 1968—

(" . The following subsection is substituted for subsection (1) of section 20 of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968(1) Where a child is in the care of a local authority under any enactment, the local authority shall, in reaching any decision relating to the child, give first consideration to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of the child throughout his childhood and shall so far as practicable ascertain the wishes and feelings of the child regarding the decision and give due consideration to them, having regard to his age and understanding.".")


My Lords, once again I wish to move this Amendment formally. We dealt with it earlier with Amendment No. 144. I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendment.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(Lord Winterbottom.)