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FAMILY JUSTICE SYSTEM AND FAMILY COURTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 623: tabled on 23 October 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 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 is concerned that care and supervision cases in the Family Courts are taking almost a year to complete; notes that this will have an entirely negative impact on vulnerable children for whom a year is a very long time; is concerned that the Government's court closure programme has led to a worrying increase in the distances that families have to travel to attend a court hearing; further notes that parties, often in conflict, including victims and perpetrators of domestic violence, are forced to share court waiting space due to court closures and lack of resources; and calls on the Government to review the administration of the Family Courts without delay particularly as further courts will close before the proposed single family court is established.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.