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Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates' Courts Act 1978

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83Reports by probation officers on means of parties

Section 60 of the [1952 c. 55.] Magistrates' Courts Act 1952 (which provides that a court which has requested a probation officer to investigate the means of parties may require the probation officer to furnish to the court a statement in writing or make an oral statement about his investigation) shall have effect subject to the following provisions—

(a)in subsection (1) the word " periodical" and the words " or in any proceedings in any matter of bastardy " shall be omitted;

(b)in subsection (2) the words " which shall be read aloud in the presence of such parties to the proceedings as may be present at the hearing " shall be omitted;

(c)for subsection (3) there shall be substituted the following subsections—

(3)Where the court requires a probation officer to furnish a statement in writing under subsection (2) of this section—

(a)a copy of the statement shall be given to each party to the proceedings or to his counsel or solicitor at the hearing; and

(b)the court may, if it thinks fit, require that the statement, or such part of the statement as the court may specify, shall be read aloud at the hearing.

(3A)The court may and, if requested to do so at the hearing by a party to the proceedings or his counsel or solicitor shall, require the probation officer to give evidence about his investigation, and if the officer gives such evidence, any party to the proceedings may give or call evidence with respect to any matter referred to either in the statement or in the evidence given by the officer.;

(d)in subsection (4) for the words " subsection (3)" there shall be substituted the words " subsection (3A) ".

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