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Missing Persons

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL552, tabled on 17 June 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will decide the timetabling of the legislation proposed in their recent response to their consultation on the guardianship of the property and affairs of missing persons.

Answered on

30 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.