[Nos. 89 to 93]
After Clause 33 insert the following new clause: —
§ ".—(1) A court dealing with an application made under this Part, or an application which is treated as if made under section 30, may request—
- (a) a local authority to arrange for an officer of the authority, or
- (b) a probation officer,
§ (2) Subsections (2) to (6) of section 6 of the Guardianship Act 1973 shall apply in relation to reports which are requested by magistrates' Courts under this section as they apply to reports under subsection (1) of that section."
§ Leave out Clause 35.
§ Clause 36, page 23, line 43, leave out from ("shall") to end of line 2 on page 24, and insert ("arrange for an officer of the authority to make a report to the court (so far as is practicable) on the matters prescribed under subsection (3) and on any other matter which he considers to be relevant to the application.
§ (2) The Secretary of State shall by regulations prescribe matters which are to be included in a report under subsection (2) and, in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the prescribed matters shall include—").
§ Clause 36, page 24, line 9, leave out ("and") and insert—
§ ("(bb) information of a kind specified in the regulations relating to members of the applicant's household;").
§ Clause 36, page 24, line 11, at end insert—
§ Lord WELLS-PESTELL
My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendments Nos. 89 to 93.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendments.—(Lord Wells-Pestell.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.