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Justice Select Committee Chair writes to the Prime Minister with objections to shared parenting changes

Committee opposes proposed amendments to Children Act 1989

The Chair of the Justice Select Committee, the Rt Hon Sir Alan Beith MP, has written to the Prime Minister in relation to the Government's proposals to change the Children Act 1989 in an attempt to promote shared parenting.

In the letter, Sir Alan sets out the Committee's opposition to the insertion in law of a legislative statement changing the present responsibility to safeguard the rights of the child in an attempt to promote shared parenting.

The full text of the letter can be read here.