Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee at on 7 March 2013.

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[Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair]

Written evidence to be reported to the House

MB 98 Rev. John Hibberd

MB 99 Equality and Human Rights Commission—supplementary evidence

MB 100 Lesbian and Gay Foundation

MB 101 UNISON

MB 102 Dr Peter G. May

MB 103 Barry Crown

MB 104 Dr Carla Skinner

MB 105 Affinity

Photo of Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport 11:30, 7 March 2013

On a point of order, Mr Streeter. For the convenience of the Committee I want to take the opportunity to clarify something. We had a long debate at the end of our last sitting on the interaction between the Lord Chancellor and any change in policy from the Church in Wales. I want to confirm that we will take that away and do everything we can to meet its requirements. If we are able to do that, we will table a substantive amendment on Report.

Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Shadow Minister (Equalities)

Further to that point of order, Mr. Streeter. I welcome what the Minister said. I am grateful for his assurance, as I am sure the Church in Wales will be. On that basis, we would not want to press the amendment to a vote.

Photo of Gary Streeter Gary Streeter Conservative, South West Devon

I am grateful to both colleagues.