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Bill documents — Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020

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
Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (c. 11) 25.06.2020

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 125 2019-21, as bought from the Lords | PDF version 25.03.2020
Commons Bill 125 2019-21, as bought from the Lords, large print accessible version (PDF) 25.03.2020
Lords HL Bill 108 (as amended on Report) | PDF version 17.03.2020
Lords HL Bill 2 (as introduced) | PDF version 07.01.2020

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 125 EN 2019-21 | PDF version 25.03.2020
Commons Bill 125 EN 2019-21, large print accessible version (PDF) 25.03.2020
Lords HL Bill 2 Explanatory Notes | PDF version 07.01.2020

Delegated Powers Memoranda

The Government provide a delegated powers memorandum for all public (including hybrid) bills to justify the delegation of powers, usually to Ministers, in the bill.

House Delegated Powers Memorandum Date
Commons Delegated Powers Memorandum from Ministry of Justice (PDF) 25.03.2020
Lords Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL]: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF) 08.01.2020

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. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

See Lords amendments on the new Lords amendments page

House Amendment Paper Date
Commons Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 17 June 2020 (PDF) 17.06.2020
Commons Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 17 June 2020 - large font accessible version (PDF) 17.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 15 June 2020 (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 12 June 2020 (PDF) 15.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 11 June 2020 (PDF) 12.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 9 June 2020 (PDF) 10.06.2020
Lords HL Bill 2-R-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Report (PDF) 16.03.2020
Lords HL Bill 2-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF) 13.03.2020
Lords HL Bill 2-R Running list of amendments (PDF) 12.03.2020
Lords HL Bill 2-R(c) Amendments for Report (PDF) 12.03.2020
Lords HL Bill 2-R(b) Amendments for Report (PDF) 10.03.2020
Lords HL Bill 2-R(a) Amendments for Report (PDF) 09.03.2020
Lords HL Bill 2-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 02.03.2020
Lords HL Bill 2-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 28.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 2(e) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 25.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 2(d) Amendment for Committee (PDF) 20.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 2(c) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 17.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 2(b) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 12.02.2020
Lords HL Bill 2(a) Amendment for Committee (PDF) 06.02.2020

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 Provisional grouping and selection of Amendments by Chairman of Ways and Means (PDF) 16.06.2020

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 Committee of the whole House Proceedings as at 17 June 2020 (PDF) 18.06.2020

Library Notes

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

House Library Notes Date
Lords Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages 22.01.2020

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Impact Assessment from Ministry of Justice (PDF) 25.03.2020
Lords Impact Assessment: Reducing Family Conflict – Reform of the Legal Requirements for Divorce (PDF) 12.03.2020

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