HC Deb 22 February 1922 vol 150 cc1906-7

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether reciprocal arrangements have been made with the Dominion of Canada for the enforcement of maintenance orders under the Maintenance Orders (Facilities for Enforcement) Act, 1920; and, if not, whether steps are being taken to make such reciprocal arrangements?


It is necessary for reciprocal legislation to be passed in Canada before maintenance orders under the Act referred to can be enforced in any part of the Dominion. I understand that the matter is under the consideration of several of the Provinicial Governments, but so far as I am aware, the necessary legislation has not yet been passed in any of the provinces.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in every section of the British Empire there are outstanding cases of hardship inflicted on women who have been deserted?