HC Deb 24 June 1958 vol 590 c214
3. Mr. Lipton

asked the Attorney-General if he will introduce legislation to abolish actions for enticement.

The Attorney-General


Mr. Lipton

But does the Attorney-General think that it is necessary or desirable in the public interest that the courts should be exploited so that people can make money in this rather sordid way? While this kind of case is, fortunately, rare, could not it be left to the divorce courts to make suitable provision for injured parties?

The Attorney-General

I do not think that there is any question of the courts being exploited for the purpose of making money. Damages are awarded and assessed, by a jury, very often, to compensate for the injury suffered. I certainly do not think that there is any general demand for the abolition of this cause of action.