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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 19th October 2004

STANDING COMMITTEE D


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

CIVIL PARTNERSHIP BILL [LORDS]

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [18th October 2004].


RESOLUTION OF THE PROGRAMMING SUB-COMMITTEE

The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Monday 18th October (Sessional Order C relating to Programming):

That—

    1.   during proceedings on the Civil Partnership Bill [Lords] the Standing Committee shall, in addition to its first meeting on Tuesday 19th October at 9.10 am meet—

(a) on Thursday 21st October at 9.10 am and 2.30 pm;

(b) On Tuesday 26th October at 9.10 am;

    2.   the proceedings shall be taken in the following order, namely, Clauses 1 and 2, Schedule 1, Clauses 3 to 36, Schedules 2 to 4, Clauses 37 to 70, Schedule 5, Clause 71, Schedules 6 to 8, Clauses 72 to 80, Schedule 9, Clause 81, Schedule 10, Clauses 82 to 84, Schedule 11, Clauses 85 to 122, Schedule 12, Clauses 123 to 134, Schedule 13, Clauses 135 to 141, Schedule 14, Clauses 142 to 189, Schedule 15, Clause 190, Schedules 16 to 18, Clauses 191 to 199, Schedule 19, Clause 200, Schedule 20, Clauses 201 to 205, Schedule 21, Clauses 206 to 239, Schedule 22, Clause 240, Schedule 23, Clauses 241 to 244, Schedule 24, Clauses 245 and 246, Schedule 25, Clause 247, Schedule 26, Clauses 248 to 251, Schedules 27 to 29, Clauses 252 to 254, new Clauses, new Schedules, remaining proceedings on the Bill;

    3.   the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 11.25 am on Tuesday 26th October.

Jacqui Smith has given notice of her intention to make a motion in the terms of the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Sessional Order C relating to Programming].


   

Jacqui Smith
Mr Robert Key
Mr John Bercow
Charles Hendry

1

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     4,     leave out from 'relationship' to 'between' in line 5.

   

Mr Christopher Chope

182

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     4,     leave out from 'people' to end of line 5.

   

Mr Christopher Chope

183

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     5,     leave out 'of the same sex'.

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Tim Boswell

13

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     5,     after 'partners")', insert 'who intend to make a serious, mutually supportive and indefinite commitment'.


   

Jacqui Smith
Mr Robert Key
Mr John Bercow
Charles Hendry

2

Page     2,     line     1,     leave out Clause 2.


   

Jacqui Smith
Mr Robert Key
Mr John Bercow
Charles Hendry

12

Page     126,     line     2,     leave out Schedule 1.


   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Tim Boswell

14

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     19,     at end insert 'and has made a spoken declaration of commitment as may be prescribed by order'.

   

Chris Bryant

17

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     20,     leave out 'and (4)' and insert 'to (4A)'.

   

Chris Bryant

16

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     32,     leave out subsection (5) and insert—

    '(4A)   Each of the civil partners shall, either before or after signing the civil partnership document under subsection (1) and in the presence of the witnesses and the civil partnership registrar—

(a) make one of the following declarations: either "I do solemnly declare that I know not of any lawful impediment why I, AB, may not be joined in civil partnership to CD" or "I declare that I know of no legal reason why I (name) may not be joined in civil partnership to (name)"; and

(b) say to the other civil partner either "I call upon these persons here present to witness that I, AB, do take thee, CD, to be my civil partner", or "I (name) take you (or thee) (name) to be my civil partner".

    (4B)   Subject to this section, the registration of a civil partnership may be accompanied by such form and ceremony as the civil partners may see fit to adopt.'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope

184

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     32,     leave out from 'used' to end of line 33 and insert 'for or in connection with the formation of a civil partnership by registration'.


   

Jacqui Smith
Mr Robert Key
Mr John Bercow
Charles Hendry
Mr Christopher Chope

3

Clause     4,     page     2,     line     38,     leave out 'Subject to subsection (2),'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope

185

Clause     4,     page     3,     leave out line 1.

   

Mr Christopher Chope

186

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     3,     leave out '16' and insert '18'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope

187

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     3,     leave out 'or'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope

188

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     4,     at end insert 'or

(da) they have not been living together in the same household for the period of six months ending with the date of the application for registration'.

   

Jacqui Smith
Mr Robert Key
Mr John Bercow
Charles Hendry

4

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     5,     leave out subsection (2).


   

Jacqui Smith

21

Clause     6,     page     3,     line     29,     leave out from 'subject' to end of line 33 and insert 'to—

(a) section 21 (modified procedures for certain non-residents);

(b) Schedule 4 (former spouses one of whom has changed sex).'.

   

Jacqui Smith

96

Clause     6,     page     3,     line     39,     at end insert—

    '( )   This section is also subject to section (Immigration control and formation of civil partnerships) and Schedule (Immigration control and formation of civil partnerships) (immigration control and formation of civil partnerships).'.


   

Chris Bryant

18

Clause     7,     page     4,     line     3,     at end insert 'and'.

   

Chris Bryant

19

Clause     7,     page     4,     line     4,     leave out paragraph (b).

   

Chris Bryant

20

Clause     7,     page     4,     line     7,     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Tim Boswell

15

Clause     7,     page     4,     line     8,     leave out paragraph (a).


   

Mr Christopher Chope

189

Clause     9,     page     4,     line     33,     leave out 'a registration authority' and insert 'the registration authority for the area in which they reside'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope

190

Clause     9,     page     4,     line     35,     leave out '7 days' and insert '6 months'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope

191

Clause     9,     page     4,     line     36,     at end insert 'and at least one of them must be domiciled in England and Wales on the date of the application for registration of the civil partnership'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope

192

Clause     9,     page     5,     line     9,     leave out '7 days' and insert '6 months'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope

193

Clause     9,     page     5,     line     10,     at end insert 'and

(c) that each of the proposed civil partners is fully aware of the financial and emotional responsibilities of supporting and caring for the other partner to the civil partnership'.


   

Mr Christopher Chope

194

Clause     10,     page     5,     line     38,     leave out '7 days' and insert '6 months'.


   

Mr Christopher Chope

195

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     2,     leave out '7 days' and insert '6 months'.

   

Jacqui Smith

22

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     3,     at end insert—

'( ) by any registration authority in whose area the proposed civil partner of the person giving the notice has resided during the period of 7 days preceding the giving of that notice,'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope

196

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     8,     after 'name', insert 'and address'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope

197

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     9,     after 'name', insert 'and address'.


   

Mr Christopher Chope

198

Clause     12,     page     6,     line     15,     leave out '15 days' and insert '6 months'.


   

Mr Christopher Chope

199

Clause     13,     page     6,     line     20,     leave out '15 days' and insert '6 months'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope

200

Clause     13,     page     6,     line     30,     at end add—

    '(4)   No regulations may be made under subsection (2) unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing the regulations has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.'.



 
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