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York Campaigner Calls For More Radical Reforms to Missing Laws

Tracy and Peter Lawrence

10:42am 24th October 2012

A York Campaigner is calling for radical reforms to draft legislation that's due to be published today, attempting to resolve the legal affairs of missing people.

Peter Lawrence, whose daughter Claudia went missing over three years ago wants new guardianship laws added to the bill to give families power of attorney to deal with the affairs of missing relatives.

The Bill wants to introduce a certificate of presumed death, to cut the red tape families currently face when a loved one goes missing.

But Peter Lawrence believes the legislation doesn't go far enough according to his friend and spokesperson Martin Dales.

The Private Members Bill was revealed yesterday at a meeting of the All-Parliamentary Group for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults by John Glen, the Tory MP for Salisbury. It's due to be published in full today.


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