Orders of the Day — Civil Partnership Bill [Lords]

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:21 pm on 12th October 2004.

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Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Shadow Secretary of State for International Development 2:21 pm, 12th October 2004

What the Bill does is recognise what already is, and it tries to introduce a measure of permanence and stability into those relationships. I agree wholeheartedly with my hon. Friend that a mother and a father together in a happy marriage are the best forum in which to bring up children, but I disagree with his suggestion that the Bill undermines that in any way. I do not think that it does.