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Ecumenical Marriage Bill [HL] 2017-19

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords)
Lord Deben

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

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 21 (as introduced) | PDF version, 64KB 29.06.2017

Latest news on the Ecumenical Marriage Bill [HL] 2017-19

Second reading - the general debate on all aspects of the Bill - took place on 23 February.

Committee stage - line by line examination of the Bill - is yet to be scheduled.

The 2017-2019 session of Parliament has prorogued and this Bill will make no further progress.

Summary of the Ecumenical Marriage Bill [HL] 2017-19

A Bill to make provision for marriages taking place in any Church of England chapel licensed for the solemnization of marriages under sections 20 and 21 of the Marriage Act 1949 to be solemnized according to the rites and ceremonies of Christian denominations other than the Church of England.

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