The House of Lords debated three private members' bills on Friday 26 January, covering conscientious objection regarding medicine, registration of marriage and the Open Skies Agreement.
A private member's bill is a type of public bill (that affects the public). Private members' bills must go through the same set of procedures as other public bills.
Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) Bill (second reading)
A bill to clarify the extent to which a medical practitioner with a conscientious objection may refrain from participating in certain medical activities.
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Registration of Marriage Bill (second reading)
A bill to reform the marriage registration system in England and Wales, from a paper-based system to electronic registration. This will facilitate change to the register entry both now and in the future, including a line for the inclusion of each spouses' mother in the marriage entry, and create a more secure system for the maintenance of marriage records.
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Open Skies Agreement (Membership) Bill (second reading)
A bill to ensure that during its negotiations with the EU, the UK Government must have regard to the desirability of continuing to participate in the Open Skies Agreement between the EU and the USA once the UK withdraws from the EU.
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