Clause 170 - Grounds on which civil partnership is voidable

Part of Civil Partnership Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:00 am on 26th October 2004.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 11:00 am, 26th October 2004

I am sure that the hon. Lady is right, but her argument goes slightly beyond the terms of the amendment, which is confined to what happens after

people have registered civil partnerships. It is only saying that in a situation where one of the parties to a civil partnership is the carrier of a sexually communicable disease and the other party does not know about it, that should be the ground of setting the relationship aside.