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Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill [HL] 2016-17

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords)
Sponsor:
Baroness Tonge

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Lords

  1. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

  • 3rd reading: House of Lords 3rd reading: House of Lords | 20.12.2016

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 17 (as introduced) | PDF version, 63KB 25.05.2016

Latest news on the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill [HL] 2016-17

On 13 December, the bill reached committee stage in the Lords.

However, no changes were suggested to so the bill goes directly to third reading. This procedure is known as "order of commitment discharged".

The third reading takes place on 20 December where final amendments can be made.

 

Summary of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill [HL] 2016-17

A Bill to raise the minimum age of consent to marriage or civil partnership to eighteen; create an offence of causing a person under the age of eighteen to enter into a marriage or civil partnership; and for connected purposes.

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