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Commons Amendment

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:30 pm on 17th November 2004.

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Photo of Lord Tebbit Lord Tebbit Conservative 5:30 pm, 17th November 2004

My Lords, there is nothing wrong with giving the Chancellor a little difficulty with his sums if he does not have enough already. However, the Minister said earlier that there was a clear distinction between civil partnership as envisaged in this Bill and civil marriage. Will she now elucidate what that difference is?