HC Deb 22 February 1980 vol 979 cc362-3W
Mr. Onslow

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his latest estimate of the annual cost to public funds of the operation of the maintenance regulations under the law on divorce; and what plans he has to reduce this expenditure.

Mr. Brittan

If my hon. Friend has in mind the cost of enforcing in magistrates' courts maintenance orders made on divorce, I regret that the information is not available. If my hon. Friend has in mind some other aspect of the matter, I shall gladly look into it.

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