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House of Commons


Thursday 14 February 2013


Public Bill Committee Proceedings


Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill


[Third and Fourth SITTINGS]



The following witnesses gave oral evidence:


Michael Bartlet, Parliamentary Liaison Secretary, The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers in


Britain); Derek McAuley, Chief Officer, General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian




Rev. Gareth Powell, Assistant Secretary to the Methodist Conference, Methodist Church; Dr


Augur Pearce, Elder and Secretary, the Law and Polity Advisory Group, United Reformed


Church; Rachel Robinson, Policy Officer, Liberty; John Wadham, General Counsel and Robin


Allen QC, Cloisters, Equality and Human Rights Commission; Liz Bramley, Head of Engagement


and Diversity, The Co-operative Group.


Craig Parr, Teacher, Schools Out; Joe Hayman, Chief Executive, PHSE.


The Very Reverend Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans; Alice Arnold, Broadcaster.


Brendan O’Neill, journalist; Mark Jones, Partner, Ormerods Solicitors.




[Adjourned until Tuesday 26 February at 8.55 am


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