Schedule 18 - Financial relief in Northern Ireland after overseas dissolution etc. of a civil partnership

Civil Partnership Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 1:15 am on 26th October 2004.

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Amendments proposed: No. 48, in schedule 18, page 296, line 10, leave out sub-paragraph (4) and insert—

'(4) The matters to which the court is to have regard under sub-paragraph (3)(a), so far as relating to paragraph 16(2)(a) of Schedule 16 (regard to be had to financial resources), include—

(a) any benefits under a pension arrangement which either of the civil partners has or is likely to have, and

(b) any PPF compensation to which a civil partner is or is likely to be entitled,

(whether or not in the foreseeable future).

(4A) The matters to which the court is to have regard under sub-paragraph (3)(a), so far as relating to paragraph 16(2)(h) of Schedule 16 (regard to be had to benefits that cease to be acquirable), include—

(a) any benefits under a pension arrangement which, because of the dissolution or annulment of the civil partnership, one of the civil partners will lose the chance of acquiring, and

(b) any PPF compensation which, because of the making of the dissolution or nullity order, a civil partner will lose the chance of acquiring entitlement to.'.

Government amendments Nos. 49 to 51.—[Jacqui Smith.]

Question put, That the amendments be made:—

The Committee divided: Ayes 10, Noes 1.

Question accordingly agreed to.

Motion made, and Question put, That this schedule, as amended, be the Eighteenth schedule to the Bill, that clauses 191 to 199 stand part of the Bill, that schedule 19 be the Nineteenth schedule to the Bill, that clause 200 stand part of the Bill and that schedule 20 be the Twentieth schedule to the Bill.

The Committee divided: Ayes 10, Noes 1.

Question accordingly agreed to.

Schedule 18, as amended, agreed to, clauses 191 to 199 ordered to stand part of the Bill, schedule 19 agreed to, clause 200 ordered to stand part of the Bill and schedule 20 agreed to.