HC Deb 12 December 1974 vol 883 c218W
Mr. Arnold

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will introduce amending legislation to define the term "guardian" to include the situation where a local authority has the care of a juvenile, whether or not the authority is providing the accommodation in which the juvenile is housed; and if he will make a statement;

(2) whether he will review the power of a court of law to order a local authority to pay a fine, the costs, or compensation imposed upon a juvenile in its care, following the decision of the High Court in Somerset C. C. v. Kings Cott (Times Law Report, 18th November 1974); and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Alexander W. Lyon