§ Mr. Morley
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what proposals he has to give grandparents a legal right to have access to their grandchildren. 242W
§ Mr. Jonathan Evans
Under the Children Act 1989, grandparents can already apply to a court for an order granting them contact with their grandchildren. The leave of the court is usually required to make such an application. In considering any application, the paramount consideration for the court is the welfare and best interests of the child.