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Maintenance Payments

Volume 127: debated on Thursday 11 February 1988

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To ask the Attorney-General if he will bring forward proposals to abolish the right of an ex-spouse to no-fault maintenance; and if he will make a statement.

No. Over the past 14 years the practice has been developed by the courts that conduct is relevant to only a limited number of applications for financial relief. That practice was approved by the Law Commission in 1981 and has statutory authority in section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, as amended by section 3 of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984.