Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill - Committee

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:00 pm on 1st February 2019.

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Photo of Lord Cashman Lord Cashman Labour 12:00 pm, 1st February 2019

My Lords, in responding, perhaps the Minister might refer to the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee’s report, not least, if she has it in front of her, paragraph 27. It deals with the committee having stated that it was,

“puzzled that the Memorandum fails to mention that Ministers already have power to remedy by secondary legislation the ECHR-incompatible provisions in the 2004 Act”.

The Minister might want to refer to that and, equally, to paragraph 31, regarding the concerns raised by that committee and its recommendations.