HC Deb 19 July 1977 vol 935 cc471-2W
Mr. Powell

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he has received the Report of the Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights on the law on divorce and homosexuality in Northern Ireland; and when he expects to publish it.

Mr. Mason

I have received this report, which is being published today. Copies have been made available to the House. The Commission has recom- mended that the law on both homosexuality and divorce in Northern Ireland should be brought more closely into line with the current law in England and Wales. In the light of the Commission's Report, I propose in due course to publish for comment draft proposals for new legislation on both subjects.

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