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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 23rd April 2019.

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Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

The evidence on no-fault divorce is that in a steady state there is not a higher rate of divorce than otherwise. It is also the case that the current fault-based approach to divorce results in divorces that are going to happen anyway being more acrimonious than they would otherwise have been. That is why I believe that it is right that we make this reform.