Peter Lawrence, father of missing Claire Lawrence from York, said the bill would help to ease the the financial and practical complications that families are faced with, when loved ones disappear and no death certificate can be issued.
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Kerrie Gosney brings you Sunday night's forecast
Mild but moist air moving in from the southwest over the next few days. Rather cloudy, with the risk of rain