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Ten Minute Rule Bill

On 29 March 2011, Tory MP Charlie Elphicke proposed a bill aiming to require courts and local authorities to take into account the rights of a child to grow up seeing both parents when determining custody arrangements.

The bill would make it an offence for a relevant body to disregard this presumption.

Mr Elphicke argues children who see both parents have better education and employment prospects in later life.

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