HC Deb 19 April 1995 vol 258 c217W
Sir David Steel

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will bring forward proposals for an extension of divorce law reform which includes mediation provisions to Scotland. [19526]

Mr. Lang

I am considering the Scottish Law Commission report, "Reform of the Ground for Divorce"—Scot. Law Com. No. 116 of 1989—in the light of the consultation document, "Looking to the Future: Mediation and the Ground for Divorce", which was issued in England and Wales in December 1993 by my noble and learned Friend the Lord Chancellor, but I have no immediate plans to bring forward proposals to reform divorce law in Scotland.