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Powers To Withhold And Reduce Compensation

Volume 113: debated on Tuesday 31 March 1987

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Amendments made: No. 66, in page 53, line 49, at end insert—

'(4) Where an injury which is a criminal injury by virtue of section 77(2)(a) above is sustained by a person who, when the injury is sustained—
  • (a) is a child; and
  • (b) is living in the same household as the person or, if more than one, any of the persons, responsible for causing it,
  • the Board shall consider whether, in all the circumstances, it is in the child's interest to make an award of compensation to him and shall not make an award unless they are satisfied that it is in his interest.'.—[Mr. Mellor.]