Orders of the Day — Civil Partnership Bill [Lords]
Miss Ann Widdecombe (Maidstone and The Weald, Conservative)
I, too, have been following my hon. Friend's parallel lines with great interest. Citing the religiosity of the institution, he makes a distinction between marriage and the proposed partnerships, but what is the distinction under the Bill between a civil marriage carried out in a register office and a civil partnership? Will he admit that there is none?