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Marriage: 16 and 17-year-olds

Part of Church Commissioners – in the House of Commons on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Pauline Latham Pauline Latham Conservative, Mid Derbyshire

May I echo the words of my hon. Friend Fiona Bruce and reiterate that my right hon. Friend will be missed when she leaves this place?

Does my right hon. Friend agree that, given the international reach of the Anglican communion, the Church of England’s support for ending marriages between 16 and 17-year-olds in the UK would send a powerful message to other jurisdictions and faith communities around the world?