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Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL] 2019-20

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Sponsor:
Lord Keen of Elie
Ministry of Justice

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 3 (as introduced) | PDF version 15.10.2019

Latest news on the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL] 2019-20

First reading took place on 15 October. This stage is a formality that signals the start of the Bill's journey through the Lords.

Second reading - the general debate on all aspects of the Bill - is yet to be scheduled.

The 2017-19 Parliament dissolved at the end of the 2019 Session and this Bill will make no further progress.

Summary of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL] 2019-20

A Bill to make in relation to marriage and civil partnership in England and Wales provision about divorce, dissolution and separation; and for connected purposes

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