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Children Act 1975

Volume 33: debated on Tuesday 7 December 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he intends to implement in full section 64 of the Children Act 1975; and if he will make a statement.

Section 64 of the 1975 Act introduces new sections 32A and 32B into to Children and young Persons Act 1969. Section 32A(2), (3), (4) and (5), and section 32B(1) and (3) are already in force.Urgent consideration is being given to the arrangements necessary for further implementation to the extent required to make parents eligible for legally aided representation when an order is made under section 32A(1). It is not possible to say when section 64 will be fully implemented, since the provisions introducing section 32B(2), about the appointment of guardians ad litem, have resource implications for local authorities and the probation service.