Philip Davies MP asks why there are no representatives of fathers or men on the Family Justice Review Panel

We’re looking forward to the speech by Philip Davies (C, Shipley) at the Chicago conference. He remains, to the best of our knowledge, the only elected politician in the English-speaking world advocating on behalf of the human rights of men and boys.

Our thanks to Douglas for this:

Philip Davies received a written reply yesterday (16 July 2019) to why there are no representatives for men or fathers on the Family Justice Review Panel.

Philip Davies:
“To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the criteria was for the selection of people to join the review on how the family courts protect children and parents in cases of domestic abuse and other serious offences announced on 21 May 2019; whether one of the criterion was equality of gender representation; for what reason that selection did not include representatives of fathers or men; and if he will make a statement.”

Paul Maynard, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice:
“The members of the panel established to gather evidence on the protections provided by the family courts in cases involving domestic abuse and other serious offences were appointed for their expertise on the issue. The panel includes the pre-eminent academics; senior judiciary; Women’s Aid to represent victims; the Chief Social Worker and the Association of Children’s Lawyers to represent practitioners. The panel will launch a public call for evidence open to all individuals and organisations, and is considering other mechanisms for gathering the full range of views on the issues.”

Very rarely does anyone indicate anything on the TheWorkForYou website as to whether the question was answered. Notable is that there are three people (so far) who have said that Maynard did not answer the question.

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