HC Deb 16 November 1933 vol 281 c1118
105. Sir W. SUGDEN

asked the Attorney-General if he will consider amending the law so that any married woman who has been deserted by her husband and has been living apart from him for a period of at last two years may take proceedings for a divorce provided that immediately prior to such desertion the husband was domiciled in some British territory, on similar lines to the Divorce Jurisdiction Act, 1930 (Canada), and also in cases of wives deserted by husbands and unable to petition, the husband being domiciled in some country abroad?

The SOLICITOR-GENERAL (Sir Donald Somervell)

I am not in a position to introduce legislation on the lines suggested.


Will my hon. and learned Friend ascertain the advantageous results which obtain in the Dominions as a result of the proposed Measures?