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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 2 July 2019

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill


 

[First and Second Sittings]


 

Glossary

 

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Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.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

 

That—

 

(1)  

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;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table:

 

      TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 2 July

Until no later

Relate;

 
  

than 10.15 am

Resolution;

 
   

The Law Society

 
 

Tuesday 2 July

Until no later

Professor Liz Trinder, Professor of

 
  

than 10.45 am

Socio-legal Studies, University of

 
   

Exeter;

 
   

Rights of Women

 

 
 

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Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, continued

 
 

(3)  

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;

 

(4)  

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