HC Deb 27 May 1936 vol 312 cc2012-3

asked the Attorney-General whether he will consider asking the Law Revision Committee to examine and consider the whole question of actions for breach of promise of marriage and their treatment and results at the hands of courts and juries?

The ATTORNEY - GENERAL (Sir Donald Somervell)

I do not consider that the type of case to which the hon. Member refers is one which is suitable for the consideration of the Law Revision Committee, which deals with matters of a more technical and less controversial nature.


Would it not be much better for a young couple to discover their incompatibility before marriage rather than to go through with the ceremony, and then be forced to go to the Divorce Court?


I would like notice of that question.