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Clause 175

Volume 889: debated on Monday 7 April 1975

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Power Of Court To Order Hospital Admission Or Guardianship

I beg to move Amendment No. 15, in page 60, line 6, leave out "health".

I suggest that it will be for the convenience of the Committee to take at the same time Amendments Nos. 16 and 17, together with Amendments Nos. 39, 40 and 41 to Clause 376 and No. 50 to Clause 462.

This group of amendments substitutes references to the local authority for references to the local health authority, the latter having ceased to exist on 1st April 1974 as a result of the reorganisation of the health service brought about by a commencement order under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1972. As from 16th May 1975 the local authority referred to will be the new local authority.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendments made: No. 16 in page 60, line 7, leave out "health".

No. 17, in page 60, line 32, leave out "health".—[ The Lord Advocate.]

Clause 175, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.