Clause 6 - Types of pre-registration procedure

Part of Civil Partnership Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:45 pm on 21st October 2004.

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Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Shadow Secretary of State for International Development 3:45 pm, 21st October 2004

I am sure that the Minister would not want me to use the dreaded words ''primary purpose'', or want such a parallel to be drawn. However, is she now saying that if the proper immigration procedures have been circumvented, resulting in a civil partnership, that could be sufficient grounds subsequently for annulment?