Civil Partnership Bill [HL]
The Bill is divided into two volumes. Volume I contains the Clauses.
Volume II contains the Schedules to the Bill.
Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department of Trade and Industry, are
published separately as Bill 132—EN.
EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Ms Secretary Hewitt has made the following statement under section 19(1)(b) of the
I am unable (but only because of clause 2, Schedule 1 and related provisions) to make
a statement that, in my view, the provisions of the Civil Partnership Bill [HL] are
compatible with the Convention rights.
However, the Government nevertheless wishes the House to proceed with the Civil