Clause 2 - Short title, commencement and extent

Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:45 am on 7th November 2001.

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Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour, Hendon

The clause deals with the mechanism to bring the law into effect. The date on which the Bill would come into effect would be appointed by the Lord Chancellor, but we have to deal with some of the loose ends mentioned by the hon. Member for Torridge and West Devon. The Act does not apply to Scotland because of devolution, but I understand that there are moves in the Scottish Parliament to introduce a similar measure.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 2 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Bill to be reported, without amendment.

Committee rose at two minutes to Eleven o'clock.