§ Mr. McNamara
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he intends to reform the law of Northern Ireland relating to homosexuality and divorce.
§ Mr. Mason
There are various aspects of family law, including that relating to homosexuality and divorce, where Northern Ireland differs from England.
My predecessor said in the House on 2nd July that he would welcome the views of the people in Northern Ireland, including those of the Advisory Commission on Human Rights on these matters. These matters are under active consideration. I expect views from the Advisory Commission on Human Rights early next year and I shall urgently consider legislation in the light of their views.—[Vol. 914, c. 812.]