Unmarried Couples (Legal Rights)
Mr Parmjit Dhanda (Gloucester, Labour)
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs
(1) what plans he has to extend legal rights to unmarried couples;
(2) what action he is taking to give property and pension rights to couples who choose not to marry.
Mr David Lammy (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs; Tottenham, Labour)
However, in recognition of the extent of misunderstanding about the status of 'common law marriage', I am exploring, together with other relevant colleagues, how best to undertake an information campaign so that unmarried couples can be more fully and accurately informed about their position.