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Family Courts

Volume 461: debated on Monday 18 June 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on family courts. (143728)

I have regular discussions and meetings about the family courts with the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, who has responsibility for Children, Young People and Families. My hon. Friend is also a member of the Ministerial Group on Care Proceedings, which meets quarterly and which I chair.

We both attended a meeting of the London Family Justice Council on 11 June 2007 to observe the work of the council.