The Government’s controversial Divorce Dissolution and Settlement Bill is being rushed through Parliament, without enough time for adequate scrutiny.
That’s despite the fact the legislation would result in the biggest change to divorce law in England and Wales for 50 years.
The Bill was only published last Friday, with just one full working day between publication and Second Reading, giving MPs and concerned charities practically no time to prepare for the debate. Committee stage, meanwhile, is scheduled to both start and finish next week.
In this clip, CARE’s Family Policy Officer Jonathan Williams explains what today’s debate involves and why we’re concerned.