HC Deb 16 April 1973 vol 855 c47W
Mr. Russell Johnston

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will now consider acceding to the Convention on the Recovery of Maintenance Abroad.

Mr. Carlisle

Yes. The Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1972 provides the necessary statutory framework, and the practical steps necessary for the effective implementation of this United Nations convention, including the obtaining of statements of foreign law, are now in hand.