HL Deb 18 November 1998 vol 594 c160WA
Lord Patten

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What are their plans to revise the Family Law Act 1996. [HL3730]

The Lord Chancellor

The Government have signalled their commitment to changing the law to allow pension sharing on divorce. Schedule 4 to the draft Pension Sharing Bill, published with the Consultation PaperPension sharing on divorce: reforming pensions for a fairer future in June 1998, shows that pension sharing would entail changes to the Family Law Act 1996 by repealing Sections 9(8), 16 and 17 of that Act.