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MR JUSTICE HOLMAN:
"Using the information you have provided in your questionnaire, I have submitted the application to the Central Authority in America who will process your request regarding [the two daughters]."
"I am aware that the cost of an application is often a matter of concern to parents. It may help you to know that the ICACU does not charge for processing your application. The Central Authority in America will not charge for the work that they carry out either."
The letter does, however, say that "Travel expenses incurred when returning a child are not covered by the Convention and might have to be paid by the [father]."
"If and when the respondent mother is arrested and detained, and if this involves her separation from the children, the interim care and control of the two children…be granted to the father…and he be at liberty to fetch them from the USA back to this jurisdiction."