HC Deb 15 February 1968 vol 758 c413W
Mr. Edward Lyons

asked the Attorney-General whether, in the light of the recommendation in the Report of the National Board for Prices and Incomes on Solicitors' Remuneration of an. increase of 55 per cent. in county court charges, and the need to economise in the expenditure of public funds, he will recommend that the Matrimonial Causes Act, 1967 endowing the county courts with certain divorce jurisdiction be not brought into effect.

The Attorney-General:

No. Although the implementation of the Board's report would have the effect of reducing the anticipated saving to the legal aid fund from the transfer of divorce jurisdiction to the county court, my noble Friend the Lord Chancellor would not regard this as a sufficient reason for failing to bring the Matrimonial Causes Act, 1967 into operation as soon as the necessary rules of court have been made.