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EDM (Early Day Motion) 2382: tabled on 07 November 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 12 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House regrets that the Family Justice Review resulted in a Family Justice Panel that was not representative; notes that the response to the final report from groups campaigning for change has been almost uniformly negative; further notes that it will still cost grandparents between 5,000 and 10,000 to simply ask whether they are allowed to ask a judge if they can see their grandchildren; further notes that the remoteness from reality that plagues family court decisions will remain; and calls on the Government to establish a new panel, including representation from groups that are not financially dependent upon the family justice system, to properly review the system.