HC Deb 18 October 1945 vol 414 cc1355-6
39. Lieut.-Commander Clark Hutchison

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is yet in a position to make a statement about improving the procedure for enforcing Scottish orders for the payment of alimony in England and vice versa.

Mr. Ede

This matter has been very carefully examined, and the conclusion reached is that the only way of remedying the existing unsatisfactory situation is by legislation. The necessary legislative provisions are under consideration, but in view of the complexity of the subject and the many other demands on the Government legislative programme, I am not yet in a position to say when it will be possible to introduce a Bill.