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Commons Amendment

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:15 pm on 17th November 2004.

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Photo of Lord Tebbit Lord Tebbit Conservative 5:15 pm, 17th November 2004

My Lords, as the noble Lord has underlined to the House, the financial questions are not part of the Bill. But they are proving a difficulty which could be removed if the noble Baroness—and, I hope, the noble Lord—will agree that there should be no movement on the tax aspects which would apply to civil partners unless the injustice to those other groups of people, of whom we have all spoken, is remedied at the same time.