HC Deb 08 October 1942 vol 383 cc1365-6
58. Mr. Thorne

asked the Attorney-General the number of divorce cases entered for the coming law term; how many of them concern soldiers, sailors and airmen and their wives; and the number of cases dealt with last year?

The Solicitor-General (Major Sir David Maxwell Fyfe)

The number of divorce cases entered for trial in London at the beginning of next term is 2,618. It is not possible to state in how many of these cases a member of His Majesty's Forces is concerned. The total number of cases disposed of last year in London was 3,403, and the total for the whole country, including those taken at assizes, was 5,565.

Mr. Thorne

Does not the Solicitor-General think it very deplorable that men and women have so many quarrels? I have been married four times, and have never had a quarrel.

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