HC Deb 16 June 1966 vol 729 cc305-6W
58. Sir B. Janner

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in view of the fact that under Section 6 of the Matrimonial Proceedings (Magistrates Courts) Act 1960, the court, when making an interim order for the custody of children, is unable to make a supervision order and that this is detrimental in many cases to the welfare of the children, whether he will seek to amend the law to enable supervision orders to be made by the magistrates sitting on applications for interim orders in domestic proceedings courts.

Miss Bacon

The Matrimonial Proceedings (Magistrates Courts) Act 1960 followed the recommendations of the Arthian Davies Committee in making a limited extension to the scope of interim orders. I have no evidence that the existing law is unsatisfactory, but will be glad to consider any evidence that my hon. Friend may wish to bring forward.