Alan Beith, Liberal Democrat MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed and Chair of the Justice Select Committee, moved a debate in Westminster Hall on Thursday 24 May on family courts
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, Jonathan Djanogly, responded in the debate on behalf of the Government. Watch and read the view expressed by MPs during the debate on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.
Justice Committee reports
The debate follows the publication by the Justice Select Committee of a report into the operation of the family courts and the Government's Response.
Westminster Hall debates
Westminster Hall adjournment debates allow MPs to discuss issues of local or personal interest which rarely have time to be debated in the main Chamber of the House of Commons. MPs can discuss a variety of issues and receive a response from a government Minister.