§ 36. Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what steps he is taking to promote the interests of children and families in court proceedings. 
§ Jane Kennedy
One of the major initiatives my Department is taking forward is the setting up of the Children and Family Court Advisory Service. It brings together the Family Court Welfare Service function, provided by the Probation Service, the Children's Branch of the Official Solicitor's Department and the Guardian ad Litem and Reporting Officer Service. This will protect the interests of children and families in the court system.