§ 70. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton
asked the Attorney-General what progress has been made by the Royal Commission on the marriage laws.
The Royal Commission on Marriage and Divorce was appointed in August of this year. During September memoranda were prepared, by the Chairman and others, dealing with the present state of the law and outlining the problem which confronted the Commission. These were considered by the Commission at its first meeting on 8th October.
Notices were then inserted in the English and Scottish Press, inviting the submission of memoranda not later than 20th December, 1951. I understand that the Commission intends to hold a series of meetings early in the New Year, to consider any memoranda which may have been submitted, and to decide on the procedure to be adopted as regards the hearing of oral evidence.