HC Deb 12 April 1978 vol 947 cc427-8W
Mr. Patrick Jenkin

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish the cost estimates which have led him to reject the possibility of preparing a draft Bill to enact the Select Committee on Violence in the Family recommendation on a family court.

Mr. Davidson

I have been asked to reply.

No detailed estimates have been prepared. The right hon. Member will appreciate that the preparation of a draft Bill would require the provision for this pur- pose of resources which are already otherwise committed.