HC Deb 16 December 1929 vol 233 c997W

asked the Home Secretary the number of the separation and maintenance orders granted under the Matrimonial Causes Act, 1895, by the police courts of England and Wales since that date; whether there are figures available showing the number granted since the passing of the Separation and Maintenance Act, 1925; and how many of these have been put into force?


No figures are available for the War period. The number for the period 1896 to 1913 was 113,819; for 1919 to 1925, 34,206; for 1926 to 1928, 19,291. As regards these last it is not possible to say how many of the orders took effect.

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