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Child Contact Orders

Volume 412: debated on Friday 11 April 2003

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To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what steps are being taken by the judiciary to promote a culture of continuity in child contact cases. [105582]

A new protocol on case management in public law cases is being developed which will mean a single judge will take overall responsibility for the management of each case. We will announce plans for its introduction in due course. Once introduced, and tested, it may be possible to extend it to other children cases.