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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, I am most grateful to the Minister again. I do not want to prolong this into a family court, but if there is no question in a civil partnership of consummation, why cannot the measure be extended to people who have a close family relationship—two homosexual brothers, for example?