HC Deb 26 January 1982 vol 16 cc322-3W
Mr. Pawsey

asked the Attorney-General if he has any proposals that he intends to bring forward during the lifetime of the present Parliament for a reform of the divorce laws.

The Solicitor-General

When an opportunity occurs, the Government intend to bring forward legislation to implement the recommendations for amendment of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, which are summarised in paragraph 46(5) and (6) of the report of the Law Commission on the financial consequences of divorce—Law Com. No. 112—which was laid before Parliament on 14 December 1981. Further reports from the Law Commission on other aspects of divorce law are in preparation and will be considered when they are received.

Newcastle upon Tyne
District Registry of the High Court County Court
Year Money Claims All Claims Proportion per cent. Money Claims All Claims Proportion per cent.
1979 1, 144 1, 617 71 11, 265 12, 018 94
1980 1, 815 2, 467 74 16, 978 18, 230 91