Nigel Adams MP pledged to back the Missing People campaign this week, after meeting with Peter Lawrence, the father of missing York University chef Claudia Lawrence.
He's been fighting for more rights to allow him to deal with Claudia's financial affairs, which under current legislation he cannot.
The charity Missing People has campaigned for years to secure support for families and allow them more legal rights to deal with financial and other issues in the missing person's name. The charity is also campaigning for more emotional support to be provided.
MPs have this week also attended a roundtable discussion in the House of Commons which looked at John Glen MP’s Private Members’ Bill on Presumption of Death. This is due for second reading on 2nd November.
As emergency crews tackle flood water in Tadcaster we have spoken to local MP Nigel Adams about the situation.