Many thanks for your prompt response. Since writing to you I have spoken to my daughter and can now provide you with some further information regarding overnight contact. I must apologise to you as it appears that some of the information I sent was inaccurate.
When the father left the family home in July 2012 he initially lived with his parents. In September of that year he rented a two bedroomed property and the child did stay there on a few occasions. However, after a period of time his sister moved into the property meaning that the child shared a bedroom with her father. He later rented another property and again the child was able to stay over occasionally. Frequently, however, these scheduled overnight visits were not completed when the child asked instead to go home to her mother. Due to her reluctance to stay overnight these stays gradually reduced and in October of last year ceased altogether when the father sublet the spare room to a male friend.
Anticipating that at some stage he might want to take his daughter on holiday, two years ago my daughter suggested to her daughter's father that he take her for a weekend in the UK so that if the child was upset at being way from home she could be brought back with relative ease. He did not respond to this offer and now indicates that this summer he wants to take her to the Canary Islands for seven nights. My daughter wants to emphasise that she is not being vindictive towards the father and depriving her daughter of the opportunity of a holiday. Her concern is that should the child become upset and homesick she would be unable to come home. She (my daughter) holds the child's passport and is unwilling to give this to the father.
I hope that this additional information is helpful. Once again I apologise for the inaccuracy of my original post. This was not meant to be misleading but was describing the current situation whereby there are no overnight visits.