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(Hornsey and Wood Green)
Asked on: 29 June 2020
Ministry of Justice
Child Arrangement Orders: Coronavirus
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to help ensure that HM Courts and Tribunal Service respond to applications for courts to to enforce child Arrangement orders within a reasonable time frame during the covid-19 outbreak.
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Answered by: Alex Cunningham
Answered on: 07 July 2020

HM Courts and Tribunals Service is working closely with the Judiciary and family justice agencies to ensure that urgent cases are prioritised. The greater use of audio and video technology for family hearings, where appropriate, has ensured that enforcement applications can continue to be heard.

How enforcement applications are dealt with is a judicial decision and the senior judiciary has issued the following guidance:

https://www.judiciary.uk/announcements/coronavirus-crisis-guidance-on-compliance-with-family-court-child-arrangement-orders/

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