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Cohabiting Relationships

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 19 October 2006

21. To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what assessment has been made of the impact on women’s legal and financial status of the breakdown of cohabiting relationships. (95025)

Legal and financial status will be covered in DCA-funded research on the legal rights of cohabitants and their children. A Law Commission review is considering the impact of the current law on cohabitants and children when a relationship ends through separation or death, and the merits of greater legal protection.