§ Baroness Trumpington
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they have reached any decision on the recommendation of the Law Commission in their report on The Financial Consequences of Divorce (Law Com. No. 112) that the procedures of the courts handling matrimonial cases should be systematically considered with a view to reform.
§ The Lord Chancellor
In pursuance of the Law Commission's recommendation, I intend to establish a committee with the following terms of reference:—
having regard to the desirability of achieving greater simplification and the saving of costs".
- (a) to mitigate the intensity of disputes;
- (b) to encourage settlements; and
- (c) to provide further for the welfare of the children of the family,
The Chairman will be The Honourable Mrs. Justice Booth, DBE. I will announce the membership of the committee later.