New Clause 8 — Domestic protection for persons

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 7:00 pm on 20th May 2013.

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‘(1) For the purposes of this Act “compelled” includes, but is not limited to—

(a) less favourable treatment of a person by a public authority,

(b) the imposition of any criminal or civil penalty, and

(c) any legal proceedings against a person as a result of a decision not to opt-in, conduct, be present at, carry out, participate in, or consent to the taking place of, relevant marriages.

(2) Expressions used in this section have the same meaning as the expressions used in section 2 of this Act.’.—(Mr Burrowes.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:—

The House divided:

Ayes 163, Noes 321.

Division number 8

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Question accordingly negatived.