Presumption and Determination of Age

Orders of the Day — Children (Scotland) Bill – in the House of Commons at 9:45 pm on 1st May 1995.

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Amendment made: No. 160, in page 29, line 18, leave out subsection (1) and insert— '(1) Where a children's hearing has been arranged in respect of any person, the hearing—

  1. (a) shall, at the commencement of the proceedings, make inquiry as to his age and shall proceed with the hearing only if he declares that he is a child or they so determine; and
  2. (b) may, at any time before the conclusion of the proceedings, accept a declaration by the child, or make a fresh determination, as to his age.'.—[Lord James Douglas-Hamilton.]