Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 29th November 2018.

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Photo of Chris Williamson Chris Williamson Labour, Derby North

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department is taking steps to introduce legislative proposals to enable cohabiting couples to share financial and property rights; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Government’s current priorities are to reform the law on the process for obtaining a divorce in order to reduce family conflict and to extend civil partnerships to opposite sex couples. The Government will be considering how to proceed in relation to proposals made by the Law Commission in the context of any further reforms to the family justice system.

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