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Missing Persons: Guardianship

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 1400, tabled on 8 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department will publish the legislation proposed in its response to its consultation on the Guardianship of the property and affairs of missing persons, published on 23 March 2015.

Answered on

15 June 2015

My Department is working to prepare the legislation necessary to create the new legal status of guardian of the property and affairs of a missing person. We are grateful for the continued assistance in this work of the charity, Missing People, and its pro bono lawyers, Clifford Chance. We will bring forward legislation when Parliamentary time allows.