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Civil Partnership Bill [HL]

This is the text of the Civil Partnership Bill [HL], as brought from the House of Lords on 5th July 2004.


Explanatory Notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department of Trade and Industry, are published separately as Bill 132- EN.

Ms Secretary Hewitt has made the following statement under section 19(1)(b) of the Human Rights Act 1998:
I am unable (but only because of clause 2, Schedule 1 and related provisions) to make a statement that, in my view, the provisions of the Civil Partnership Bill [HL] are compatible with the Convention rights.
However, the Government nevertheless wishes the House to proceed with the Civil Partnership Bill [HL].
Civil Partnership Bill [HL]
PDF version of the Bill - Volume I (Clauses)PDF
PDF version of the Bill - Volume II (Schedules)PDF
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