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Bill documents — Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013

Act of Parliament

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

House Act of Parliament Date
Commons Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 c.30 18.07.2013

Bills

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 94 2013-14 - Lords Amendments | PDF version, 120KB 15.07.2013
Lords HL Bill 39 2013-14, as amended on Report | PDF version, 299KB 11.07.2013
Lords HL Bill 34 2013-14 (as amended in Committee) | PDF version, 282KB 25.06.2013
Lords Bill 29 2013-14 (as brought from the Commons) | PDF version, 274KB 22.05.2013
Commons Bill 003 2013-14 (as introduced) | PDF version, 266KB 09.05.2013
Commons Bill 126 2012-13 (as introduced) | PDF version, 266KB 25.01.2013

Explanatory Notes

Documents prepared by the Government to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 94 EN 2013-14 (Explanatory Notes to Bill) | PDF version, 162KB 16.07.2013
Lords Bill 29 EN 2013-14 (Explanatory notes to the Bill) | PDF version, 229KB 22.05.2013
Commons Bill 003 EN (Explanatory Notes to Bill) | PDF version, 413KB 09.05.2013
Commons Bill 126 EN (Explanatory Note to the bill) | PDF version, 316KB 25.01.2013

Amendment papers

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.

House Amendment Paper Date
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 16 May 2013 | PDF version, 104KB 16.07.2013
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Third Reading 13.07.2013
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List] 10.07.2013
Lords Manuscript Amendment to be moved on Report [supplementary to the second marshalled list] (PDF, 62KB) 10.07.2013
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report 09.07.2013
Lords Revised Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report 06.07.2013
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report 05.07.2013
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report 04.07.2013
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report 03.07.2013
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report 02.07.2013
Lords Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee 21.06.2013
Lords Amendment to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Revised Second Marshalled List] 20.06.2013
Lords Revised Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee 19.06.2013
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee 18.06.2013
Lords Revised Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee 15.06.2013
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee 14.06.2013
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee 13.06.2013
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee 12.06.2013
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee 11.06.2013
Commons Consideration of Bill Tuesday 21 May 2013 | PDF version, 89KB 21.05.2013
Commons Consideration of Bill Manuscript Amendment submitted on 20 May 2013 (PDF) 20.05.2013
Commons Consideration of Bill Monday 20 May 2013 | PDF version, 248KB 18.05.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 16 May 2013 | PDF version, 250KB 17.05.2013
Commons Provisional Notices of Amendments and Added Names as at 16 May 2013 (PDF, 226KB) 16.05.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 15 May 2013 | PDF version, 94KB 16.05.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 14 May 2013 | PDF version, 19KB 15.05.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 13 May 2013 | PDF version, 49KB 14.05.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 9 May 2013 | PDF version, 102KB 10.05.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 25 April 2013 | PDF version, 118KB 26.04.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 16 April 2013 | PDF version, 19KB 17.04.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 26 March 2013 | PDF version, 117KB 27.03.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 19 March 2013 | PDF version, 124KB 20.03.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 12 March 2013 | PDF version, 35KB 13.03.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 12 March 2013 | PDF version, 57KB 12.03.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 7 March 2013 | PDF version, 184KB 07.03.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 5 March 2013 | PDF version, 193KB 05.03.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 1 March 2013 | PDF version, 16KB 04.03.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 28 February 2013 | PDF version, 116KB 01.03.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 28 February 2013 | PDF version, 180KB 28.02.2013
Commons Notices of Public Bill Committee Amendments given on 26 February 2013 | PDF version, 111KB 27.02.2013
Commons Notices of Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 26 February 2013 | PDF version, 181KB 26.02.2013
Commons Notices of Public Bill Committee Amendments given on 22 February 2013 | PDF version, 106KB 25.02.2013
Commons Notices of Public Bill Committee Amendments given on 21 February 2013 | PDF version, 37KB 22.02.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 February 2013 | PDF version, 102KB 15.02.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 February 2013 | PDF version, 148KB 14.02.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 12 February 2013 | PDF version, 108KB 13.02.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 12 February 2013 | PDF version, 143KB 12.02.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 8 February 2013 | PDF version, 135KB 11.02.2013
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 5 February 2013 | PDF version, 28KB 06.02.2013

Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons

Details of the Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings in the House of Commons. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

House Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Date
Commons Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 16 July 2013 | PDF version, 106KB 18.07.2013
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 21 May 2013 | PDF version, 82KB 22.05.2013
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 20 May 2013 | PDF version, 68KB 21.05.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 12 March 2013 | PDF version, 151KB 13.03.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 7 March 2013 | PDF version, 39KB 08.03.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 5 March 2013 | PDF version, 23KB 06.03.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 28 February 2013 | PDF version, 109KB 01.03.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 26 February 2013 | PDF version, 114KB 27.02.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 14 February 2013 | PDF version, 98KB 15.02.2013
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 12 February 2013 | PDF version, 112KB 13.02.2013

Research papers

House of Commons Library Research Papers and House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial. They contain factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Research Papers and Library Notes on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

House Research Paper Date
Commons Briefing Paper on Lords Amendments 16.07.2013
Lords Library Note 2013/011 30.05.2013
Commons Committee Stage Report 14.03.2013
Commons Briefing Paper on Second Reading 01.02.2013

Selection of amendments: Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

House Selection of amendments: Commons Date
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments (PDF, 13KB) 16.07.2013
Commons Consideration on Report: First and Second Days (PDF, 54KB) 20.05.2013
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 5 (PDF, 13KB) 11.03.2013
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 4 (PDF, 13KB) 07.03.2013
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (PDF, 14KB) 05.03.2013
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 14KB) 28.02.2013
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 14KB) 25.02.2013

Press Notices

Archive of Press Notices related to the Bill.

House Press Notices Date
Commons Have your say on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill 06.02.2013

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - Impact Assessment (PDF, 580KB) 30.04.2013
Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - Impact Assessment (PDF, 494KB) 17.01.2013

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