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Report No. 66

4. Abolition of husband's liability for wife's torts and ante-nuptial contracts, debts and obligations.-

Subject to the provisions of section 5, the husband of a married woman shall not, by reason only of his being her husband, be liable-

(a) in respect of any tort committed by her whether before or after the marriage, or in respect of any contract entered into, or debt or obligation incurred, by her before the marriage; or

(b) to be sued, or made a party to any legal proceeding brought, in respect of any such tort, contract, debt or obligation.

[Cf section 3. English Act of 1935]

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