HC Deb 07 June 1880 vol 252 cc1329-30

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether his attention has been called to the peculiarity of the Law of France as to marriage, and to its disastrous consequences in relation to marriages contracted in England between Frenchmen and Englishwomen; and, whether any Correspondence has taken place between the English Foreign Office and the French Government in relation to this subject; and, if so, whether he would object to place the same in the hands of Members?


Sir, My attention has been called to peculiarities in the French marriage law, which in certain cases have been productive of considerable hardship; but no representations have been made to the Foreign Office on the subject, nor has any Correspondence passed between the Governments of the two countries.