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House of Commons


Tuesday 2 July 2019


Public Bill Committee Proceedings


Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill


[First and Second Sittings]




This document shows the fate of each clause, schedule, amendment and new clause.


The following terms are used:


Agreed to: agreed without a vote.


Agreed to on division: agreed following a vote.


Negatived: rejected without a vote.


Negatived on division: rejected following a vote.


Not called: debated in a group of amendments, but not put to a decision.


Not moved: not debated or put to a decision.


Question proposed: debate underway but not concluded.


Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.


Not selected: not chosen for debate by the Chair.




Paul Maynard


Agreed to





the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 2


July) meet at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 2 July;



the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following










Tuesday 2 July

Until no later



than 10.15 am



The Law Society


Tuesday 2 July

Until no later

Professor Liz Trinder, Professor of


than 10.45 am

Socio-legal Studies, University of




Rights of Women



Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 2 July 2019            



Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, continued



proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the


following order: Clauses 1 to 6; Schedule; Clauses 7 to 9; new Clauses; new


Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;



the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a


conclusion at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 2 July.



Paul Maynard


That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the


Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.


Agreed to



Paul Maynard


That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the


Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.


Agreed to



The following witnesses gave oral evidence:


David Hodson OBE, Law Society Family Law Committee member and partner at International


Family Law Group LLP, The Law Society.


Aidan Jones OBE, Chief Executive, Relate.


Nigel Shepherd, Former Chair of Resolution and Member of the National Committee, Resolution.


Mandip Ghai, Senior Legal Officer, Rights of Women.


Professor Liz Trinder, Professor of Socio-legal Studies, University of Exeter.



Clauses 1 to 6 Agreed to.


Schedule Agreed to.


Clauses 7 to 9 Agreed to.


Bill reported without amendment.




Revised 02 July 2019