§ [No. 202]
Clause 71, page 46, leave out lines 19 to 22 and insert-—
(a) guardians ad litem and reporting officers may in accordance with rules or rules of court be appointed for the purposes of—
(b) persons may be appointed for the purposes of section 18A or 34A of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968".)
§ Lord WINTERBOTTOM
My Lords, this Amendment is consequential on Amendments Nos. 125 and 132, which provide that the appointment of an independent representative is not mandatory in all court proceedings involving children. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment. — (Lord Winterbottom.)