Lords examines Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Bll
8 March 2019
The Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Bill had its third reading, a chance to 'tidy up' the bill and make changes, in the Lords on Wednesday 7 March.
This is a private member's bill. 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.
- Catch up on Parliament TV
- Read the Lords Hansard transcript
- Bills and legislation: Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Bill
- Lords library briefing - Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
- What is third reading?
No changes were suggested to the bill ahead of third reading. Baroness Hodgson of Abinger (Conservative) made a statement on the bill at the conclusion of its Lords stages.
The bill now returns to the Commons for its consideration of Lords amendments.
The aim of this bill is to allow opposite sex couples to enter a civil partnership and the registration of the names of the mother of each party in a marriage or civil partnership. It also requires the Secretary of State to provide a report on whether, and if so how, the law ought to be changed to require or permit the registration of pregnancy losses which cannot currently be registered as still-births and gives coroners power to investigate stillborn deaths.
Lords report stage: Friday 1 March
Members discussed allowing the Church of England and the Church in Wales to solemnize the marriage of a same sex couple and the marriage of same-sex couples in Northern Ireland.
Lords committee stage: Friday 1 February
Members discussed subjects including the right of persons not of the same-sex to form a civil partnership in England and Wales, removal of the exemption for members of the clergy to solemnize the marriage of a same -sex couple and regulations making the marriage of same-sex couples in Northern Ireland lawful.
The Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Bill had its second reading, the key debate on the draft law's purpose and principles, on 18 January.
- Visiting the House of Lords – watch the Lords at work
- Work of the House of Lords – making laws
- Follow @ukhouseoflords on Twitter
- Like House of Lords on Facebook
- Watch House of Lords videos on YouTube
- View House of Lords photos on Flickr
- Connect with Lords on the Lords Digital Chamber