HC Deb 06 February 1947 vol 432 cc1963-4
72. Sir Jocelyn Lucas

asked the Attorney-General if he is aware that British R.N. personnel who have married U.S. wives while on duty in the U.S.A. have in some cases been divorced for in compatibility or similar reasons; that their wives have since re-married; that, owing to the high cost of collecting evidence from the U.S.A. on starting proceedings over here, these men cannot re-marry; and what assistance, financial or otherwise, he will give in such cases.

The Attorney-General

The collection of evidence in the type of proceedings to which my hon. Friend refers is inevitably an expensive business, but I had not previously received any representations on this point. If the hon. Member cares to let me have particulars of individual cases, I will be very glad to consider them.