Clause 229 - Supplementary provisions relating to recognition of dissolution etc.

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

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Amendments proposed: No. 71, in clause 229, page 110, line 13, at end insert—

'( ) applying sections 227 and 228 and subsection (1) with modifications in relation to any country whose territories have different systems of law in force in matters of dissolution, annulment or legal separation;

( ) applying sections 227 and 228 with modifications in relation to—

(i) an overseas dissolution, annulment or legal separation in the case of an overseas relationship (or an apparent or alleged overseas relationship);

(ii) any case where a civil partner is domiciled in a country or territory whose law does not recognise legal relationships between two people of the same sex;'.

No. 234, in clause 229, page 110, line 14, leave out 'annulment' and insert

'dissolution, annulment or legal separation'.

No. 72, in clause 229, page 110, line 17, after 'country' insert 'or territory'.

No. 73, in clause 229, page 110, line 18, after 'country' insert 'or territory'.

No. 74, in clause 229, page 110, line 20, after 'country' insert 'or territory'.

No. 75, in clause 229, page 110, line 21, leave out paragraph (d).—[Jacqui Smith.]

Question put, That the amendments be made:—

The Committee divided: Ayes 10, Noes 1.

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Question accordingly agreed to.

Motion made, and Question put, that clause 229, as amended, and clauses 230 to 237 stand part of the Bill.

The Committee divided: Ayes 10, Noes 1.

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Question accordingly agreed to.

Clause 229, as amended, and clauses 230 to 237 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Adjourned at eighteen minutes to Twelve o'clock till this day at half-past Two o'clock.