asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will give details of the documentary proof he has received from the Soviet Government relating to Russian women who have divorced their British husbands.
The divorce certificates were received by Her Majesty's Embassy in Moscow on 29th March. The certificates state that the divorces have been registered and give the dates as follows:
- Mrs. Burke—25th April, 1952
- Mrs. Bolton—20th January, 1953
- Mrs. Rickitts—18th May, 1953.
- Mrs. Henderson—15th September, 1953.
Is the documentary evidence acceptable? If so, are the husbands concerned free to remarry if they wish to do so, or is it still a matter for the court?
It is not within my competence to answer such a question. I advise the husband to consult a solicitor.