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Child Care Act 1980

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Returns of information and presentation of reports etc. to Parliament

79Returns of information and presentation of reports etc. to Parliament

(1)Every local authority shall, at such times and in such form as the Secretary of State may direct, transmit to the Secretary of State such particulars as he may require—

(a)with respect to the performance by the local authority of all or any of their functions under the enactments mentioned in subsection (5) below; and

(b)with respect to the children in relation to whom the authority have exercised those functions.

(2)The clerk of each juvenile court shall, at such times and in such form as the Secretary of State may direct, transmit to him such particulars as he may require with respect to the proceedings of the court.

(3)The Secretary of State shall in each year lay before Parliament a consolidated and classified abstract of the information transmitted to him under subsection (1) and (2) above and under section 70 of this Act.

(4)The Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament in 1982 and in every third subsequent year a report with respect to the exercise by local authorities of their functions under the enactments mentioned in subsection (5) below, the provision by voluntary organisations of facilities for children and such other matters relating to children as he thinks fit.

(5)The enactments referred to in subsections (1) and (4) above are—

(a)this Act,

(b)Parts III and IV of the [1933 c. 12.] Children and Young Persons Act 1933,

(c)section 9 of the [1959 c. 72.] Mental Health Act 1959 and section 10 of that Act so far as it relates to children and young persons in respect of whom the rights and powers of a parent are vested in a local authority as mentioned in subsection (1)(a) of that section,

(d)section 10 of the [1960 c. 61.] Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1960 so far as it relates to children and young persons in respect of whom the rights and powers of a parent are vested in a local authority as mentioned in subsection (1)(a) of that section,

(e)the [1963 c. 37.] Children and Young Persons Act 1963, except Part II and section 56,

(f)the [1969 c. 54.] Children and Young Persons Act 1969,

(g)section 7(4) of the [1969 c. 46.] Family Law Reform Act 1969, section 44 of the [1973 c. 18.] Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and section 9 of the [1978 c. 22.] Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates' Courts Act 1978,

(h)the [1976 c. 36.] Adoption Act 1976,

(i)the [1980 c. 6.] Foster Children Act 1980.

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