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Volume 487: debated on Monday 2 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance under what title Her Majesty's Court Service has issued to bailiffs in the last 12 months; and when each was most recently updated. (252469)

Her Majesty's Courts Service employs county court bailiffs and civilian enforcement officers as well as private enforcement agent organisations to execute warrants on behalf of Her Majesty's Courts Service in England and Wales.

Her Majesty's Courts Service regularly issues guidance and direction to its staff and enforcement agents on a variety of issues. This includes both operational and personal guidance. The guidance is issued from a number of sources within Her Majesty's Courts Service and the Ministry of Justice.

The cost associated with specifying what guidance and under what title has been issued to bailiffs in the last 12months would be disproportionate and my Department has therefore not been able to provide details.