HC Deb 20 July 1987 vol 120 c62W
83. Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information he has about the number of legal proceedings for divorce involving dependent children in the last year for which information is available.

Mrs. Currie

The most recent calendar year for which figures are available is 1985. The number of decrees absolute granted in England and Wales to couples with at least one child aged under 16 in their family was 88,955.