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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 18th December 2018.

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Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that question. Further to the Secretary of State’s answer a few moments ago and the tabling today of the written ministerial statement on the review of the overall scheme, let me say that earlier this year we committed to remove the pre-1979 same roof rule more swiftly. In that context, I pay tribute to the work of Sarah Champion in her campaign on this issue. As the Secretary of State has said, we anticipate, subject to the parliamentary timetable, to be able to lay an order as swiftly as possible.