Clause 5 - Parental etc. consent where proposed civil partner under 18

Civil Partnership Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:30 pm on 21st October 2004.

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Photo of Roger Gale Roger Gale Conservative, North Thanet 3:30 pm, 21st October 2004

We are about to embark on clause 5. Considerable reference was made to the clause during the previous debate and I am conscious of the reason for that. As it was linked with the previous clause, I permitted that flexibility. However, I would be unhappy if the same arguments were rehearsed again, and I know that the Committee would not wish me to be unhappy.

Motion made, and Question put, That the clause stand part of the Bill:—

The Committee divided: Ayes 12, Noes 2.

Question accordingly agreed to.

Clause 5 ordered to stand part of the Bill.