Thursday, 2 December 2010

MP backs grandparent’s access rights

Brian Binley MP for Northampton South has supported a Ten Minute Rule Motion in the House of Commons which enabled grandparent’s access rights to their grandchildren.

The Motion is similar in its nature to the Shared Parenting Orders Bill tabled by Brian in July which called for shared parenting orders to enhance the welfare of a child, which is due to have its second reading in the House of Commons on Friday 17th June 2011.

Brian said: “Grandparents can play a vital role in the development of their grandchildren.

“Some 1.3 million families in England use grandparents as the primary source of care for around 1.8 million children offering a saving of an estimated £4.8 billion a year given the average cost of child care.”

“Very often Court Orders are made without the knowledge of the importance of grandparent’s and fathers involvement and this motion and my bill will make sure that no parent or grandparent is shut out from a child’s life.”

“I hope that the Motion will go some way to addressing the problems we currently face in our society.”

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