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Divorce (Supreme Court Rules)

Volume 159: debated on Friday 15 December 1922

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asked the Attorney-General whether he will consider the possibility of taking steps to secure such amendment of the rules of the Supreme Court as will enable married women who have no independent means apart from their husband to institute proceedings for divorce as poor persons under Rule 22, of Order XVI., of the court?

No such difficulty arises, except in cases where the wife has no means of her own, and the husband is in similar circumstances. The Lord Chancellor is considering whether it is possible to make any proposal to the Rule Committee to deal with such cases.