Children (Amendment) Act, 1957

Amendment of section 75 of Principal Act.

9.—(1) The amount which may be fixed by order under subsection (1) of section 75 of the Principal Act as the contribution to be made by the parent or other person liable to maintain a youthful offender or child ordered to be detained in a certified school shall not exceed the sum of the contributions in respect of the child to be made for the time being from the Exchequer and by the local authority, and the subsection shall stand amended accordingly.

(2) Every sum received under the said section 75 shall be apportioned equally between the Minister for Education and the local authority responsible under the Principal Act for the maintenance of the youthful offender or child.

(3) Every sum apportioned to the Minister for Education under this section shall be paid into or disposed of for the benefit of the Exchequer in such manner as the Minister for Finance may direct.

(4) Subsections (2) and (3) are in lieu of subsections (7) and (12) (inserted by section 22 of the Act of 1941) of section 75 of the Principal Act, which are repealed by this Act.