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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 4th June 2019.

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Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

I am grateful for that question, and I am genuinely sympathetic towards those in such situations. Family breakdown always takes a toll on those involved, whether parents or children, but the child’s welfare is paramount in court decisions about their upbringing. The law remains gender-neutral and presumes that a parent’s involvement in a child’s life is beneficial unless there is evidence to the contrary.