§ The powers of a local education authority for the purposes of Part III. of the Education Act, 1002, shall include a power to prosecute any person for an offence of cruelty to children 1656 under Section twelve of the Children Act, 1908, and to pay any expenses incidental to the prosecution.
§ Amendments made: Leave out the words "for an offence of cruelty to children."
After "1908," insert the words
where the person against whom the offence was committed was a child within the meaning of this Act."—[Mr. Fisher.]
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill."
These Amendments are little more than drafting Amendments. As the Clause stands in the Bill it confers on the local education authority, for the purposes of Part III. of the Education Act, 1902, power to prosecute any person for an offence of cruelty to children, but it is not clear whether the word "child" as used in that Clause means a child as defined by the Education Act or a child as defined by the Children Act, and, in order to remove doubt, the present Amendments have been inserted.