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Volume 471: debated on Tuesday 29 January 2008

18. To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will review the law relating to the publication of wills; and if he will make a statement. (182483)

Section 124 of the Supreme Court Act 1981 states that where a grant of probate has been issued in respect of a will, both the grant and the will are open to public inspection unless the court directs otherwise. These documents may be inspected at the Principal Registry of the Family Division in London or at one of the District Probate Registries where the grant was issued. I have no plans to review the law in this area.