§ Mr. Wallace
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will exercise his power under section 70 of the Children Act 1975 by prescribing conditions to be met before the court may issue an unruly certificate.
§ Mr. John MacKay
Section 70 of the Children Act 1975 has not yet been brought into operation. I have no immediate plans to implement the section and make460W regulation under it, but in the light of recent studies I am considering whether any further action is desirable to reduce the number of unruly certificates.