MP supports Presumption of Death Bill as it goes through to next stage

Mark Tami MP for Alyn and Deeside was nominated to the Public Bill committee to scrutinise the Presumption of Death Bill and attended the committee’s session on 20th November.

 The Bill would allow courts to issue a presumption of death certificate that acts in a similar way to a death certificate, creating a single legal process for dealing with a missing person’s affairs.

 Mark Tami MP said, ‘The current system makes it very difficult for families of loved ones, presumed dead to deal with their affairs on matters such as dealing with council tax, this Bill would provide practical help for people during a traumatic time.’

 The Bill passed its committee stage unanimously, with cross party support and no amendments being made to the legislation.

 The next stage of the Bill, report and third reading, is due to take place on the 30th November and it could reach the House of Lords before Christmas.