Hardship: Orders Preventing Divorce

Clause 10 – in the House of Commons at 10:15 pm on 17th June 1996.

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Amendment made: No. 48, in page 8, line 22, leave out from 'if' to 'after' in line 23 and insert

`an application is made under section 3 or 4(3)'.—[Mr. Streeter.]

Amendment proposed: No. 119, in page 8, line 27, after `includes', insert

'—

  1. (a) hardship attributable to the fact that the person concerned has a deeply held religious belief that marriage is indissoluble; and
  2. (b)'.—[Mr. Leigh.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The House divided: Ayes 138, Noes 260.

Division No. 147][10.26 pm
AYES
Aitken, Rt Hon JonathanKynoch, George (Kincardine)
Amess, DavidLeigh, Edward
Anderson, Donald (Swansea E)Lidington, David
Arbuthnot, JamesLord, Michael
Arnold, Jacques (Gravesham)Luff, Peter
Atkins, Rt Hon RobertMcAvoy, Thomas
Atkinson, David (Bour'mouth E)Maclean, Rt Hon David
Baker, Nicholas (North Dorset)McLoughlin, Patrick
Baldry, TonyMcNair-Wilson, Sir Patrick
Banks, Matthew (Southport)Maitland, Lady Olga
Banks, Robert (Harrogate)Malone, Gerald
Bates, MichaelMarshall, David (Shettleston)
Bendall, VivianMarshall, Sir Michael (Arundel)
Bonsor, Sir NicholasMerchant, Piers
Booth, HartleyMitchell, Andrew (Gedling)
Boswell, TimMonro, Rt Hon Sir Hector
Bowden, Sir AndrewMontgomery, Sir Fergus
Boyson, Rt Hon Sir RhodesNeubert, Sir Michael
Brazier, JulianNicholson, David (Taunton)
Brooke, Rt Hon PeterPaice, James
Brown, M (Brigg & Cl'thorpes)Paisley, The Reverend Ian
Burns, SimonPatten, Rt Hon John
Campbell, Ronnie (Blyth V)Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Carlisle, John (Luton North)Porter, David (Waveney)
Chapman, Sir SydneyPowell, Sir Ray (Ogmore)
Clappison, JamesRedwood, Rt Hon John
Congdon, DavidRenton, Rt Hon Tim
Conway, DerekRiddick, Graham
Coombs, Simon (Swindon)Robathan, Andrew
Cope, Rt Hon Sir JohnRoberts, Rt Hon Sir Wyn
Day, StephenRobertson, Raymond (Ab'd'n S)
Deva, Nirj JosephRoe, Mrs Marion (Broxbourne)
Dixon, DonRumbold, Rt Hon Dame Angela
Douglas-Hamilton, Lord JamesSainsbury, Rt Hon Sir Timothy
Dover, DenShaw, David (Dover)
Duncan, AlanSkeet, Sir Trevor
Duncan Smith, IainSmith, Sir Dudley (Warwick)
Dunn, BobSmyth, The Reverend Martin
Durant, Sir AnthonySpeed, Sir Keith
Dykes, HughSpencer, Sir Derek
Evans, David (Welwyn Hatfield)Spink, Dr Robert
Evans, Nigel (Ribble Valley)Sproat, Iain
Evans, Roger (Monmouth)Stephen, Michael
Evennett, DavidStewart, Allan
Faber, DavidStreeter, Gary
Fenner, Dame PeggySweeney, Walter
Field, Barry (Isle of Wight)Taylor, Sir Teddy (Southend, E)
Fox, Dr Liam (Woodspring)Thompson, Patrick (Norwich N)
Freeman, Rt Hon RogerTownend, John (Bridlington)
Fry, Sir PeterTrend, Michael
Gale, RogerTwinn, Dr Ian
Gallie, PhilVaughan, Sir Gerard
Gardiner, Sir GeorgeViggers, Peter
Gill, ChristopherWaldegrave, Rt Hon William
Goodlad, Rt Hon AlastairWalden, George
Gorst, Sir JohnWalker, Bill (N Tayside)
Grant, Sir A (SW Cambs)Waterson, Nigel
Greenway, Harry (Ealing N)Watts, John
Griffiths, Peter (Portsmouth, N)Wells, Bowen
Hamilton, Neil (Tatton)Wheeler, Rt Hon Sir John
Hannam, Sir JohnWiddecombe, Ann
Hargreaves, AndrewWilletts, David
Hawksley, WarrenWilshire, David
Horam, JohnWinterton, Mrs Ann (Congleton)
Howell, Rt Hon David (G'dford)Winterton, Nicholas (Macc'f'ld)
Hughes, Robert G (Harrow W)Wood, Timothy
Hunter, AndrewYeo, Tim
Jenkin, Bernard
Kellett-Bowman, Dame EIaineTellers for the Ayes:
Kirkhope, TimothyMr. Michael Alison and Mr. David Alton.
Knight, Dame Jill (Bir'm E'st'n)
NOES
Adams, Mrs IreneFoster, Don (Bath)
Ainsworth, Peter (East Surrey)Fraser, John
Alexander, RichardFyfe, Maria
Allen, GrahamGalbraith, Sam
Armstrong, HilaryGalloway, George
Ashdown, Rt Hon PaddyGapes, Mike
Ashton, JoeGarel-Jones, Rt Hon Tristan
Banks, Tony (Newham NW)Garrett, John
Barron, KevinGerrard, Neil
Batiste, SpencerGillan, Cheryl
Battle, JohnGodman, Dr Norman A
Bayley, HughGodsiff, Roger
Beckett, Rt Hon MargaretGolding, Mrs Llin
Bennett, Andrew FGoodson-Wickes, Dr Charles
Bermingham, GeraldGorman, Mrs Teresa
Berry, RogerGraham, Thomas
Biffen, Rt Hon JohnGrant, Bernie (Tottenham)
Boateng, PaulGriffiths, Win (Bridgend)
Body, Sir RichardGrocott, Bruce
Bottomley, Rt Hon VirginiaGunnell, John
Bradley, KeithHague, Rt Hon William
Brandreth, GylesHampson, Dr Keith
Bright, Sir GrahamHanson, David
Brown, N (N'c'tle upon Tyne E)Hardy, Peter
Bruce, Ian (South Dorset)Harman, Ms Harriet
Burden, RichardHarvey, Nick
Butcher, JohnHawkins, Nick
Butler, PeterHayes, Jerry
Butterfill, JohnHeald, Oliver
Byers, StephenHendry, Charles
Callaghan, JimHiggins, Rt Hon Sir Terence
Campbell, Mrs Anne (C'bridge)Hill, Keith (Streatham)
Campbell, Menzies (Fife NE)Hinchliffe, David
Cann, JamieHodge, Margaret
Carlile, Alexander (Montgomery)Hogg, Rt Hon Douglas (G'tham)
Carrington, MatthewHogg, Norman (Cumbernauld)
Chidgey, DavidHood, Jimmy
Chisholm, MalcolmHoon, Geoffrey
Clapham, MichaelHordern, Rt Hon Sir Peter
Clark, Dr David (South Shields)Howard, Rt Hon Michael
Clark, Dr Michael (Rochford)Howarth, Alan (Strat'rd-on-A)
Clarke, Eric (Midlothian)Howells, Dr Kim (Pontypridd)
Clarke, Tom (Monklands W)Hughes, Robert (Aberdeen N)
Coe, SebastianHughes, Roy (Newport E)
Coffey, AnnHunt, Sir John (Ravensbourne)
Cohen, HarryHurd, Rt Hon Douglas
Corbett, RobinIllsley, Eric
Cousins, JimIngram, Adam
Cox, TomJack, Michael
Cummings, JohnJackson, Helen (Shef'ld, H)
Cunliffe, LawrenceJackson, Robert (Wantage)
Cunningham, Rt Hon Dr JohnJamieson, David
Currie, Mrs Edwina (S D'by'ire)Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Curry, David (Skipton & Ripon)Jones, Gwilym (Cardiff N)
Dalyell, TamJones, Lynne (B'ham S O)
Davies, Chris (L'Boro & S'worth)Jones, Martyn (Clwyd, SW)
Davis, Terry (B'ham, H'dge H'l)Jones, Nigel (Cheltenham)
Denham, JohnJones, Robert B (W Hertfdshr)
Devlin, TimJopling, Rt Hon Michael
Dewar, DonaldKaufman, Rt Hon Gerald
Donohoe, Brian HKeen, Alan
Dorrell, Rt Hon StephenKennedy, Charles (Ross,C&S)
Dunwoody, Mrs GwynethKhabra, Piara S
Eastham, KenKirkwood, Archy
Eggar, Rt Hon TimKnight, Rt Hon Greg (Derby N)
Etherington, BillKnox, Sir David
Evans, Jonathan (Brecon)Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Fabricant, MichaelLester, Sir James (Broxtowe)
Fatchett, DerekLestor, Joan (Eccles)
Fishburn, DudleyLewis, Terry
Fisher, MarkLloyd, Rt Hon Sir Peter (Fareham)
Forman, NigelLlwyd, Elfyn
Forsyth, Rt Hon Michael (Stirling)Lynne, Ms Liz
Forth, EricMcCartney, Ian
Foster, Rt Hon DerekMcFall, John
MacKay, AndrewRooney, Terry
McKelvey, WilliamRowe, Andrew (Mid Kent)
Mackinlay, AndrewRowlands, Ted
McLeish, HenryScott, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas
MacShane, DenisSheerman, Barry
Madden, MaxShepherd, Sir Colin (Hereford)
Maddock, DianaShore, Rt Hon Peter
Mahon, AliceShort, Clare
Mandelson, PeterSkinner, Dennis
Marek, Dr JohnSmith, Andrew (Oxford E)
Marshall, Jim (Leicester, S)Smith, Chris (Isl'ton S & F'sbury)
Marshall, John (Hendon S)Smith, Llew (Blaenau Gwent)
Martin, Michael J (Springburm)Soley, Clive
Martlew, EricSpellar, John
Maxton, JohnSpring, Richard
Meale, AlanSquire, Rachel (Dunfermline W)
Mellor, Rt Hon DavidSquire, Robin (Hornchurch)
Michael, AlunSteel, Rt Hon Sir David
Milburn, AlanSteinberg, Gerry
Miller, AndrewStevenson, George
Mitchell, Sir David (NW Hants)Strang, Dr. Gavin
Moate, Sir RogerStraw, Jack
Moonie, Dr LewisSykes, John
Morley, ElliotTaylor, Mrs Ann (Dewsbury)
Morris, Estelle (B'ham Yardley)Taylor, Ian (Esher)
Moss, MalcolmTaylor, John M (Solihull)
Mudie, GeorgeTaylor, Matthew (Truro)
Mullin, ChrisTemple-Morris, Peter
Needham, Rt Hon RichardThomason, Roy
Nelson, AnthonyThompson, Sir Donald (C'er V)
Newton, Rt Hon TonyTipping, Paddy
Nicholson, Emma (Devon West)Touhig, Don
Norris, SteveTownsend, Cyril D (Bexl'yh'th)
O'Brien, William (Normanton)Tredinnick, David
Olner, BillTrickett, Jon
Oppenheim, PhillipTurner, Dennis
Ottaway, RichardWalker, Rt Hon Sir Harold
Patnick, Sir IrvineWalley, Joan
Pendry, TomWard, John
Pickles, EricWardell, Gareth (Gower)
Pike, Peter LWhittingdale, John
Pope, GregWicks, Malcolm
Prentice, Bridget (Lew'm E)Wiggin, Sir Jerry
Prentice, Gordon (Pendle)Wilkinson, John
Prescott, Rt Hon JohnWilliams, Rt Hon Alan (Sw'n W)
Primarolo, DawnWilliams, Alan W (Carmarthen)
Purchase, KenWilson, Brian
Quin, Ms JoyceWinnick, David
Radice, GilesWolfson, Mark
Randall, StuartWorthington, Tony
Rathbone, TimWright, Dr Tony
Raynsford, NickYoung, David (Bolton SE)
Reid, Dr JohnYoung, Rt Hon Sir George
Rendel, David
Robinson, Mark (Somerton)Tellers for the Noes:
Roche, Mrs BarbaraMr. Peter Bottomley and Ms Janet Anderson.
Rooker, Jeff

Question accordingly negatived.