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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Prosecutions remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will assess the efficacy of the communication between the criminal courts and the family courts where a prosecution for domestic abuse is happening alongside child contact proceedings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-28more like thismore than 2015-10-28
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The Ministry of Justice does not collect information centrally on Litigants in Person, or on who is cross examining witnesses in family court cases.</del></p><br /><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government takes the issue of domestic violence extremely seriously. A number of recent measures have been taken to strengthen and clarify the family court’s response to issues of domestic violence.</ins></p><br /><p><ins class="ministerial">Where criminal and <a href="http://www.cps.gov.uk/publications/prosecution/domestic/domv.html#a10" target="_blank">civil proceedings</a> are taking place at the same time, prosecutors will ensure that the court has the appropriate information to enable them to make other orders that prioritise the safety of victims, children and young people.</ins></p><br /><p><ins class="ministerial">Guidance to the family court makes clear that if domestic violence is alleged, the court must take this is into account when making decisions about contact with a child and the welfare of the child is of paramount importance.</ins></p><p><br /><ins class="ministerial"> Her Majesty’s Courts &amp; Tribunal Services (HMCTS) are constantly looking for ways to improve the service that they offer to victims and witnesses. This includes making the appropriate links between family court proceedings and the criminal justice system.</ins></p><br />
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T13:17:50.483Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T13:17:50.483Z
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less than 2015-10-28T18:28:09.75Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T18:28:09.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vicky Foxcroft more like this