HC Deb 04 December 2001 vol 376 c198W
41. Paddy Tipping

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if she will introduce measures to enable parents without care to enforce access orders more effectively. [17530]

Ms Rosie Winterton

The Children Act 1989 replaced the notion of access with that of contact. The Children Act Sub-Committee of the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Board on Family Law published a consultation paper on the facilitation of contact and the enforcement of contact orders on 22 March 2001. The committee is currently considering the responses and hopes to submit a report on the outcome of consultation to the Government in early 2002. The Government will consider the committee's report carefully and respond in due course.