HL Deb 18 November 1998 vol 594 c160WA
Lord Patten

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they support the concept of "no fault divorce". [HL3729]

The Lord Chancellor

The Government believe that the institution of marriage should be supported. However where marriages break down irretrievably they should be brought to an end with the minimum of conflict for the benefit of the family as a whole.