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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Family Courts: Contempt of Court remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reason contempt of court laws do not apply in the family court. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 9404 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
answer text <p>The law relating to contempt of court applies generally to all courts and this includes the family court. The legislation establishing the family court provides that the family court may make any order (including orders punishing for contempt of court) that could be made by the High Court or the county court if the proceedings were in those respective courts; and the powers of judges in the family court to punish for contempt are proportionate to their level of seniority.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-11T13:42:28.46Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-11T13:42:28.46Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this