Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 3rd October 2019.

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Photo of Nicholas Dakin Nicholas Dakin Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when waiting times for probate grants issued in England and Wales will return to below the historical average of three weeks.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has increased staffing levels and further improved the digital service to help reduce waiting times. HMCTS is committed to continuing to bring waiting times down further and aims to be back to normal waiting times for grants on new, complete, applications as soon as possible.

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