HC Deb 26 January 1983 vol 35 c429W
Mr. Eggar

asked the Attorney-General whether studies into the work of the Court of Protection have been completed; and what reforms are to be introduced into the administration of the court.

The Solicitor-General

A number of studies into various aspects of the work have been completed. Others are in progress. As a result of the studies so far completed, a number of changes have been made in administration. The work of the court has now been divided into three divisions; the Judicial division, which deals with all judicial matters; the Protection division, which deals with non-judicial matters relating to the administration of paptients' estates by external receivers; and the Management division, which, as from 1 January, has taken over most of the receivership work previously undertaken by the Official Solicitor. I also refer my hon. Friend to the answer which the Lord Chancellor gave to the Baroness Trumpington on 2 December 1982.—[Official Report, House of Lords, Vol. 436, c. 1393–94.]

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