Oral Answers to Questions — Divorce Cases

– in the House of Commons on 8th October 1942.

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Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

asked the Attorney-General the number of divorce cases entered for the coming law term; how many of them concern soldiers, sailors and airmen and their wives; and the number of cases dealt with last year?

Photo of Mr David Maxwell Fyfe Mr David Maxwell Fyfe , Liverpool, West Derby

The number of divorce cases entered for trial in London at the beginning of next term is 2,618. It is not possible to state in how many of these cases a member of His Majesty's Forces is concerned. The total number of cases disposed of last year in London was 3,403, and the total for the whole country, including those taken at assizes, was 5,565.

Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

Does not the Solicitor-General think it very deplorable that men and women have so many quarrels? I have been married four times, and have never had a quarrel.