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POWER OF GUARDIANSHIP

EDM (Early Day Motion) 140: tabled on 06 June 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 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 notes with concern the delay in introducing a new power of guardianship for the families of missing persons that was announced by the Minister of State for Justice, Lord Faulks QC; further notes the unnecessary distress caused to the families of missing people when financial institutions insist that they will only deal with the missing client, which greatly exacerbates the emotional trauma they experience because their loved one is missing, and how this could be resolved by the introduction of guardianship provisions; and calls on the Government urgently to commit to a parliamentary timetable for introducing legislation to allow a family member to apply for the legal right to manage the affairs of their missing relative.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.