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'(9A) Where an application for a divorce order is made by one party, subsection (9D) applies if--
(a) the other party applies to the court, within the prescribed period, for time for further reflection; and
(b) the requirements of section 9 (except any imposed under section 9(3) are satisfied.
(9B) Where any application for a divorce order is made, subsection (9D) also applies if there is any child of the family under the age of sixteen when the statement is received by the court.

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(9C) Subsection (9D) does not apply if--
(a) at the time when the application for a divorce order is made, there is an occupation order or a non-molestation order in force in favour of the applicant, or of a child of the family, with a power of arrest attached under section 44; or
(b) the court is satisfied that delaying the making of a divorce order would be significantly detrimental to the welfare of any child of the family.
(9D) If this subsection applies, the period for reflection and consideration is extended by a period of one year, but without invalidating the application for a divorce order.'.--[Mr. Leigh.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:--

The Committee divided: Ayes 144, Noes 243.

Division No. 107
[10.24 pm


AYES


Aitken, Rt Hon Jonathan
Alton, David
Amess, David
Arnold, Jacques (Gravesham)
Atkins, Rt Hon Robert
Baker, Rt Hon Kenneth (Mole V)
Baker, Nicholas (North Dorset)
Banks, Matthew (Southport)
Bates, Michael
Beggs, Roy
Beith, Rt Hon A J
Bellingham, Henry
Bendall, Vivian
Benton, Joe
Booth, Hartley
Bowis, John
Bray, Dr Jeremy
Bruce, Ian (South Dorset)
Budgen, Nicholas
Burns, Simon
Burt, Alistair
Butcher, John
Cash, William
Clappison, James
Clark, Dr Michael (Rochford)
Congdon, David
Conway, Derek
Coombs, Anthony (Wyre For'st)
Coombs, Simon (Swindon)
Dafis, Cynog
Davies, Quentin (Stamford)
Davis, David (Boothferry)
Day, Stephen
Deva, Nirj Joseph
Dixon, Don
Duncan Smith, Iain
Eastham, Ken
Evans, David (Welwyn Hatfield)
Evans, Nigel (Ribble Valley)
Evans, Roger (Monmouth)
Evennett, David
Faber, David
Field, Barry (Isle of Wight)
Forsythe, Clifford (S Antrim)
Fox, Dr Liam (Woodspring)
Fox, Rt Hon Sir Marcus (Shipley)
Fry, Sir Peter
Gale, Roger
Gallie, Phil
Gardiner, Sir George
Gill, Christopher
Goodson-Wickes, Dr Charles
Gorst, Sir John
Grant, Sir A (SW Cambs)
Greenway, Harry (Ealing N)
Griffiths, Peter (Portsmouth, N)
Hamilton, Rt Hon Sir Archibald
Hamilton, Neil (Tatton)
Hannam, Sir John
Hargreaves, Andrew
Harris, David
Hawksley, Warren
Hoey, Kate
Horam, John
Howard, Rt Hon Michael
Hughes, Robert G (Harrow W)
Hughes, Simon (Southwark)
Hunt, Rt Hon David (Wirral W)
Hunter, Andrew
Jenkin, Bernard
Jessel, Toby
Jones, Robert B (W Hertfdshr)
Jopling, Rt Hon Michael
Kellett-Bowman, Dame Elaine
Kirkhope, Timothy
Knapman, Roger
Knight, Dame Jill (Bir'm E'st'n)
Leigh, Edward
Lennox-Boyd, Sir Mark
Lidington, David
Lilley, Rt Hon Peter
Lord, Michael
McAvoy, Thomas
Macdonald, Calum
McFall, John
Maclean, Rt Hon David
McLoughlin, Patrick
Maitland, Lady Olga
Martlew, Eric
Mates, Michael
Merchant, Piers
Mills, Iain
Mitchell, Andrew (Gedling)
Molyneaux, Rt Hon Sir James
Monro, Rt Hon Sir Hector
Montgomery, Sir Fergus
Neubert, Sir Michael
Nicholls, Patrick
Onslow, Rt Hon Sir Cranley
Ottaway, Richard
Paisley, The Reverend Ian
Parry, Robert
Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Porter, David (Waveney)
Powell, Ray (Ogmore)
Powell, William (Corby)
Redwood, Rt Hon John
Reid, Dr John
Riddick, Graham
Roe, Mrs Marion (Broxbourne)
Rumbold, Rt Hon Dame Angela
Sackville, Tom
Scott, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas
Shaw, David (Dover)
Shepherd, Richard (Aldridge)
Skeet, Sir Trevor
Skinner, Dennis
Smyth, The Reverend Martin
Spearing, Nigel
Spicer, Sir James (W Dorset)
Spicer, Sir Michael (S Worcs)
Spink, Dr Robert
Spring, Richard
Sproat, Iain
Steinberg, Gerry
Stern, Michael
Sumberg, David
Sweeney, Walter
Taylor, Rt Hon John D (Strgfd)
Thompson, Patrick (Norwich N)
Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Timms, Stephen
Tracey, Richard
Tredinnick, David
Twinn, Dr Ian
Waller, Gary
Watts, John
Widdecombe, Ann
Wilkinson, John
Wilshire, David
Winterton, Mrs Ann (Congleton)
Winterton, Nicholas (Macc'f'ld)
Wolfson, Mark
Yeo, Tim

Tellers for the Ayes:


Mr. Michael Alison and
Mr. Donald Anderson.


NOES


Abbott, Ms Diane
Ainsworth, Peter (East Surrey)
Ainsworth, Robert (Cov'try NE)
Allen, Graham
Anderson, Ms Janet (Ros'dale)
Armstrong, Hilary
Ashby, David
Banks, Robert (Harrogate)
Barnes, Harry
Barron, Kevin
Battle, John
Bayley, Hugh
Beckett, Rt Hon Margaret
Benn, Rt Hon Tony
Bermingham, Gerald
Berry, Roger
Betts, Clive
Boateng, Paul
Boswell, Tim
Bottomley, Rt Hon Virginia
Bradley, Keith
Brandreth, Gyles
Bright, Sir Graham
Brooke, Rt Hon Peter
Brown, M (Brigg & Cl'thorpes)
Burden, Richard
Butler, Peter
Butterfill, John
Byers, Stephen
Caborn, Richard
Callaghan, Jim
Campbell, Mrs Anne (C'bridge)
Campbell, Ronnie (Blyth V)
Carlisle, Sir Kenneth (Lincoln)
Carrington, Matthew
Channon, Rt Hon Paul
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Chisholm, Malcolm
Clapham, Michael
Clark, Dr David (South Shields)
Clarke, Eric (Midlothian)
Clarke, Rt Hon Kenneth (Ru'clif)
Clwyd, Mrs Ann
Coe, Sebastian
Coffey, Ann
Corbyn, Jeremy
Corston, Jean
Cousins, Jim
Cunningham, Jim (Covy SE)
Currie, Mrs Edwina (S D'by'ire)
Curry, David (Skipton & Ripon)
Darling, Alistair
Davidson, Ian
Davies, Rt Hon Denzil (Llanelli)
Denham, John
Devlin, Tim
Dewar, Donald
Dorrell, Rt Hon Stephen
Douglas-Hamilton, Lord James
Dover, Den
Dowd, Jim
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Dykes, Hugh
Eagle, Ms Angela
Eggar, Rt Hon Tim
Etherington, Bill
Evans, Jonathan (Brecon)
Fabricant, Michael
Fatchett, Derek
Fishburn, Dudley
Fisher, Mark
Flynn, Paul
Forman, Nigel
Forth, Eric
Foster, Rt Hon Derek
Foster, Don (Bath)
Foulkes, George
Fowler, Rt Hon Sir Norman
Freeman, Rt Hon Roger
French, Douglas
Galbraith, Sam
Gapes, Mike
Garel-Jones, Rt Hon Tristan
Garnier, Edward
Gerrard, Neil
Gillan, Cheryl
Godman, Dr Norman A
Godsiff, Roger
Golding, Mrs Llin
Goodlad, Rt Hon Alastair
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Griffiths, Win (Bridgend)
Grocott, Bruce
Gummer, Rt Hon John Selwyn
Hall, Mike
Hampson, Dr Keith
Hanson, David
Harman, Ms Harriet
Harvey, Nick
Haselhurst, Sir Alan
Heald, Oliver
Heathcoat-Amory, Rt Hon David
Heppell, John
Heseltine, Rt Hon Michael
Higgins, Rt Hon Sir Terence
Hill, Keith (Streatham)
Hodge, Margaret
Hogg, Rt Hon Douglas (G'tham)
Hogg, Norman (Cumbernauld)
Hoon, Geoffrey
Hordern, Rt Hon Sir Peter
Howarth, George (Knowsley North)
Hoyle, Doug
Hughes, Kevin (Doncaster N)
Hutton, John
Illsley, Eric
Ingram, Adam
Jack, Michael
Jackson, Glenda (H'stead)
Jackson, Helen (Shef'ld, H)
Jenkins, Brian (S.E. Staffs)
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Jones, Barry (Alyn and D'side)
Jones, Gwilym (Cardiff N)
Jones, Ieuan Wyn (Ynys Mon)
Jones, Jon Owen (Cardiff C)
Jones, Lynne (B'ham S O)
Jones, Martyn (Clwyd, SW)
Jones, Nigel (Cheltenham)
Kennedy, Jane (L'pool Br'dg'n)
Khabra, Piara S
Kilfoyle, Peter
King, Rt Hon Tom
Kirkwood, Archy
Knight, Mrs Angela (Erewash)
Knight, Rt Hon Greg (Derby N)
Knox, Sir David
Kynoch, George (Kincardine)
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Lang, Rt Hon Ian
Lawrence, Sir Ivan
Liddell, Mrs Helen
Livingstone, Ken
Lloyd, Rt Hon Sir Peter (Fareham)
Lloyd, Tony (Stretford)
Llwyd, Elfyn
Loyden, Eddie
Luff, Peter
Lyell, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas
Lynne, Ms Liz
McCartney, Ian
MacGregor, Rt Hon John
MacKay, Andrew
Mackinlay, Andrew
Maclennan, Robert
MacShane, Denis
Madden, Max
Madel, Sir David
Mahon, Alice
Major, Rt Hon John
Marland, Paul
Marshall, Jim (Leicester, S)
Marshall, John (Hendon S)
Mawhinney, Rt Hon Dr Brian
Maxton, John
Mayhew, Rt Hon Sir Patrick
Meale, Alan
Michael, Alun
Michie, Bill (Sheffield Heeley)
Milburn, Alan
Miller, Andrew
Mitchell, Sir David (NW Hants)
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Morgan, Rhodri
Morley, Elliot
Morris, Estelle (B'ham Yardley)
Morris, Rt Hon John (Aberavon)
Mudie, George
Mullin, Chris
Needham, Rt Hon Richard
Newton, Rt Hon Tony
O'Brien, Mike (N W'kshire)
O'Brien, William (Normanton)
Oppenheim, Phillip
Paice, James
Pattie, Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey
Pawsey, James
Pickthall, Colin
Pike, Peter L
Pope, Greg
Prentice, Bridget (Lew'm E)
Prentice, Gordon (Pendle)
Primarolo, Dawn
Quin, Ms Joyce
Radice, Giles
Raynsford, Nick
Rendel, David
Renton, Rt Hon Tim
Roberts, Rt Hon Sir Wyn
Robertson, George (Hamilton)
Robinson, Mark (Somerton)
Roche, Mrs Barbara
Sainsbury, Rt Hon Sir Timothy
Shaw, Sir Giles (Pudsey)
Sheerman, Barry
Shephard, Rt Hon Gillian
Shersby, Sir Michael
Short, Clare
Simpson, Alan
Sims, Roger
Smith, Chris (Isl'ton S & F'sbury)
Smith, Llew (Blaenau Gwent)
Smith, Tim (Beaconsfield)
Soames, Nicholas
Soley, Clive
Spellar, John
Squire, Rachel (Dunfermline W)
Squire, Robin (Hornchurch)
Stanley, Rt Hon Sir John
Steen, Anthony
Stevenson, George
Stott, Roger
Streeter, Gary
Taylor, John M (Solihull)
Temple-Morris, Peter
Tipping, Paddy
Touhig, Don
Turner, Dennis
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Waldegrave, Rt Hon William
Walden, George
Wallace, James
Ward, John
Wardell, Gareth (Gower)
Wareing, Robert N
Watson, Mike
Whitney, Ray
Whittingdale, John
Wicks, Malcolm
Wigley, Dafydd
Worthington, Tony
Young, David (Bolton SE)
Young, Rt Hon Sir George

Tellers for the Noes:


Mr. Peter Bottomley and
Sir Jim Lester.

Question accordingly negatived.

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Amendment proposed: No. 8, in page 5, line 14, at end add--


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