§ Dr. Roger Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make provision to implement section 65 of the Children Act 1975.
§ Sir George Young
Section 65 of the Children Act 1975 came into force on 26 November 1976. The extent to which this section can be used to grant legal aid to parents in care proceedings is governed by section 64 of the Act which has been only partially implemented. For the position on further implementation of the Act, I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Swansea, East (Mr. Anderson) on 25 November.—[Vol. 994, c.73.]