HC Deb 12 February 1975 vol 886 cc368-9
44. Mr. Rifkind

asked the Lord Advocate when he next intends to meet the Scottish Law Commission.

The Lord Advocate (Mr. Ronald King Murray)

The date of my next formal meeting with the Scottish Law Commission has not yet been fixed. The exchange of views and information, however, does not depend solely upon such meetings, and less formal exchanges take place as circumstances may require.

Mr. Rifkind

When the Lord Advocate next meets the Law Commission, will he ascertain its views on the Divorce Law Reform (Scotland) Bill presented by the hon. Member for Edinburgh, Central (Mr. Cook)? Does he appreciate that there is a growing demand throughout Scotland for the Government to give time for full and proper debate of the Bill? Will any time be found for such a debate?

The Lord Advocate

That is a matter which I shall discuss with the Scottish Law Commission when next we meet. The hon. Gentleman is probably well aware that in the last few years the commission has referred to this matter in its annual report.