Probate: Standards

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 6 June 2019.

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Photo of Julian Knight Julian Knight Conservative, Solihull

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to speed up the issuance of (a) grant of probate and (b) letters of administration; and if he will make a statement.

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

Urgent action has been taken to address the delays which have been experienced in the probate service. Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service is increasing staffing levels and further improving the digital service to help reduce waiting times.

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