One Former Spouse with No Existing Right to Occupy

Part of Clause 32 – in the House of Commons at 10:45 pm on 17th June 1996.

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Photo of Mrs Elizabeth Peacock Mrs Elizabeth Peacock , Batley and Spen 10:45 pm, 17th June 1996

The hon. Lady states that she is looking at longer-term cohabiting relationships. Can she give some idea of the length of time she is referring to? Although we condemn violence against any person, many of us are concerned that it is possible that someone in a short-term relationship could seek an ouster order and take over a property.