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Baroness Hollis of Heigham moved Amendment No. 175:


After Clause 82, insert the following new clause:

Pensions on divorce, etc

(" . In the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, after section 25A there is inserted—
"Pensions.

25B. Notwithstanding the provisions of this or any other enactment, in making a financial provision order under section 23 above a court may take into account benefits under a pension scheme; and where the court so determines its order may bind a person who is not a party to the marriage but who is, or is likely to be in the foreseeable future, liable to pay any benefit under a pension scheme to a party to the marriage.".").

The noble Baroness said: My Lords, I wish to test the opinion of the House. I beg to move.

4.50 p.m.

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 175) shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 178; Not-Contents, 173.

Division No. 1

CONTENTS

Ackner, L.
Acton, L.
Addington, L.
Airedale, L.
Allen of Abbeydale, L.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Ashley of Stoke, L.
Attenborough, L.
Avebury, L.
Bancroft, L.
Barnett, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Blackstone, B.
Bledisloe, V.
Bottomley, L.
Braine of Wheatley, L.
Bridges, L.
Brightman, L.
Broadbridge, L.
Brookes, L.
Bruce of Donington, L.
Butterfield, L.
Callaghan of Cardiff, L.
Carmichael of Kelvingrove, L.
Carter, L.
Castle of Blackburn, B.
Chapple, L.
Charteris of Amisfield, L.
Chorley, L.
Cledwyn of Penrhos, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cocks of Hartcliffe, L.
Congleton, L.
Cox, B.
Croham, L.
Dahrendorf, L.
Darcy (de Knayth), B.
David, B.
Davies, L.
Dean of Beswick, L.
Desai, L.
Diamond, L.
Donaldson of Kingsbridge, L.
Donoughue, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Dubs, L.
Eatwell, L.
Elis-Thomas, L.
Ennals, L.
Ezra, L.
Falkender, B.
Falkland, V.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Fisher of Rednal, B.
Foot, L.
Freyberg, L.
Gallacher, L.
Geraint, L.
Gibson, L.
Gisborough, L.
Gladwin of Clee, L. [Teller.]
Gladwyn, L.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Gregson, L.
Grey, E.
Halsbury, E.
Hamwee, B.
Harding of Petherton, L.
Hardinge of Penshurst, L.
Harris of Greenwich, L.
Haskel, L.
Hayter, L.
Healey, L.
Henniker, L.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hollick, L.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Holme of Cheltenham, L.
Hooson, L.
Houghton of Sowerby, L.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hughes, L.
Hutchinson of Lullington, L.
Hylton-Foster, B.
Iddesleigh, E.
Inchyra, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Jay of Paddington, B.
Jeger, B.
Jenkins of Hillhead, L.
Jenkins of Putney, L.
Judd, L.
Kilbracken, L.
Kinloss, Ly.
Kirkhill, L.
Lawrence, L.
Listowel, E.
Longford, E.
Lovell-Davis, L.
Macaulay of Bragar, L.
Mackie of Benshie, L.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Mason of Barnsley, L.
Mayhew, L.
McCarthy, L.
McGregor of Durris, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
McNair, L.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Meston, L.
Milne, L.
Milner of Leeds, L.
Milverton, L.
Mishcon, L.
Monkswell, L.
Moore of Wolvercote, L.
Morris of Castle Morris, L.
Morris of Kenwood, L.
Mulley, L.
Nicol, B.
Ogmore, L.
Onslow, E.
Oxford, Bp.
Perry of Walton, L.
Perth, E.
Peston, L.
Phillips of Ellesmere, L.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Porter of Luddenham, L.
Portland, E.
Prys-Davies, L.
Raglan, L.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.
Richard, L.
Ripon, Bp.
Ritchie of Dundee, L.
Rix, L.
Robson of Kiddington, B.
Rochester, L.
Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Russell, E.
Sainsbury, L.
Seear, B. [Teller.]
Serota, B.
Shaughnessy, L.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Simon, V.
Slim, V.
Smith, L.
Stallard, L.
Stedman, B.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Taylor of Gryfe, L.
Temple of Stowe, E.
Tenby, V.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Thurlow, L.
Tope, L.
Tordoff, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Varley, L.
Wallace of Coslany, L.
Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
Whaddon, L.
Wharton, B.
White, B.
Wigoder, L.
Wilberforce, L.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williams of Mostyn, L.
Winchilsea and Nottingham, E.
Wright of Richmond, L.

NOT-CONTENTS

Aberdare, L.
Abinger, L.
Addison, V.
Ailsa, M.
Aldington, L.
Alexander of Tunis, E.
Alexander of Weedon, L.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Archer of Weston-Super-Mare, L.
Ashbourne, L.
Astor of Hever, L.
Astor, V.
Belhaven and Stenton, L.
Biddulph, L.
Birdwood, L.
Blake, L.
Blaker, L.
Blatch, B.
Blyth, L.
Boardman, L.
Borthwick, L.
Boyd-Carpenter, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Brigstocke, B.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Bruntisfield, L.
Buchan, E.
Buckinghamshire, E.
Butterworth, L.
Cadman, L.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Carnegy of Lour, B.
Carr of Hadley, L.
Cawley, L.
Chalker of Wallasey, B.
Chelmsford, V.
Chesham, L.
Chilver, L.
Clanwilliam, E.
Clark of Kempston, L.
Cockfield, L.
Coleridge, L.
Cornwallis, L.
Courtown, E.
Cranborne, V. [Lord Privy Seal.]
Cullen of Ashbourne, L.
Cumberlege, B.
Davidson, V.
Dean of Harptree, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Dundee, E.
Eccles of Moulton, B.
Eden of Winton, L.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Falmouth, V.
Fanshawe of Richmond, L.
Ferrers, E.
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Fraser of Kilmorack, L.
Gage, V.
Geddes, L.
Goschen, V.
Gowrie, E.
Gray of Contin, L.
Gridley, L.
Haddington, E.
Hailsham of Saint Marylebone, L.
Hampden, V.
Harmar-Nicholls, L.
Harmsworth, L.
Harrowby, E.
Hayhoe, L.
Headfort, M.
Henley, L.
Hives, L.
Hogg, B.
Holderness, L.
HolmPatrick, L.
Hood, V.
Hooper, B.
Howe, E.
Inglewood, L. [Teller.]
Johnston of Rockport, L.
Killearn, L.
Kingsland, L.
Kitchener, E.
Laing of Dunphail, L.
Lane of Horsell, L.
Lauderdale, E.
Lindsay, E.
Lindsey and Abingdon, E.
Long, V.
Lucas of Chilworth, L.
Lucas, L.
Lyell, L.
Mackay of Ardbrecknish, L.
Mackay of Clashfern, L. [Lord Chancellor.]
MacLehose of Beoch, L.
Macleod of Borve, B.
Marlesford, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
McConnell, L.
Merrivale, L.
Mersey, V.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Mills, V.
Monckton of Brenchley, V.
Monteagle of Brandon, L.
Morris, L.
Mottistone, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Munster, E.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Nelson, E.
Noel-Buxton, L.
Norrie, L.
Northbourne, L.
Northbrook, L.
Northesk, E.
O'Cathain, B.
Oppenheim-Barnes, B.
Orr-Ewing, L.
Oxfuird, V.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Pender, L.
Peyton of Yeovil, L.
Platt of Writtle, B.
Plummer of St. Marylebone, L.
Prentice, L.
Pym, L.
Quinton, L.
Rankeillour, L.
Rawlings, B.
Reay, L.
Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.
Renton, L.
Renwick, L.
Rodger of Earlsferry, L.
Rodney, L.
Romney, E.
Salisbury, M.
Savile, L.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Shannon, E.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Skelmersdale, L.
Skidelsky, L.
St. John of Fawsley, L.
Stewartby, L.
Stodart of Leaston, L.
Strange, B.
Strathcarron, L.
Strathclyde, L. [Teller.]
Strathcona and Mount Royal, L.
Sudeley, L.
Swinfen, L.
Tebbit, L.
Terrington, L.
Teviot, L.
Thomas of Gwydir, L.
Trefgarne, L.
Trumpington, B.
Ullswater, V.
Vaux of Harrowden, L.
Vivian, L.
Wedgwood, L.
Whitelaw, V.
Willoughby de Broke, L.
Wynford, L.
Young, B.

Resolved in the affirmative, and amendment agreed to accordingly.

14 Mar 1995 : Column 754

14 Mar 1995 : Column 755

5.1 p.m.

Clause 103 [Disclosure of information]:

Lord Lucas moved Amendment No. 176:


Page 62, line 28, after ("Schemes,") insert:
("( ) the Official Receiver, or, in Northern Ireland, the Official Receiver for Northern Ireland,").

The noble Lord said: My Lords, this amendment adds the Official Receiver and the Official Receiver in Northern Ireland to the list of bodies with whom the Compensation Board may exchange information. This will enable the board to exchange information with the Official Receiver. I beg to move.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clause 105 [Breach of regulations]:


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