§ 27. Mr. Perrins
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will appoint a committee to inquire into the law and practice relating to matrimonial cases in magistrates courts; to review the recommendations of the 1912 Royal Commission on Divorce relating to these courts; and to make recommendations.
§ Mr. Ede
There have been important changes in the law relating to the exercise of matrimonial jurisdiction by magistrates since the Report of the Royal Commission in 1912, and although there are no doubt many respects in which the law and practice relating to matrimonial cases50W in magistrates courts can be further improved, I do not think there is any ground at the present time for instituting such a comprehensive inquiry as my hon. Friend suggests.
§ Mr. Palmer
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to enact the recommendations on matrimonial cases in magistrates courts of the 1912 Royal Commission on Divorce.