HC Deb 07 February 1994 vol 237 cc10-1W
Mrs. Golding

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many shared access orders have been made since the Children Act 1989 was implemented; and how many of these have been contested.

Mr. John M. Taylor

Contact—formerly access—orders are made on the basis of one application and one order. There is no provision under the Children Act 1989 for shared contact applications or orders. The figures for the number of cases in which multiple contact orders have been made and which of those were contested are not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

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