Repossession Orders

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 30th July 2015.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time taken is by bailiffs at Wandsworth County Court to execute possession orders; and if he will make it his policy to ensure that all applications made for the execution of county court possession orders by county court bailiffs are carried out within seven days of that application being made.

Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service holds provisional management information which shows that Wandsworth County Court take on average five weeks to execute a possession order following the issue of an enforcement application.

The Ministry of Justice does not propose to implement time requirements for the execution of the possession order. It is necessary to deal with such applications on a case by case basis to meet the needs of both parties and to manage the safety of County Court Bailiffs.

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