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Question put and agreed to.

Bill ordered to be brought in by Kevin Brennan, Jim Knight, Mrs. Anne Campbell, Mr. Tom Harris, Mr. Martin Salter, Mr. Khalid Mahmood, John Robertson, Mr. John Bercow, Ann Clwyd, Mr. Peter Kilfoyle, Lady Hermon and Sir Sydney Chapman.


Corporate Nuisance Telephone Calls

Kevin Brennan accordingly presented a Bill to create an offence in respect of corporate nuisance telephone calls: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time on Friday 19 November, and to be printed [Bill 176].


 
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Orders of the Day

Civil Partnerships Bill [Lords]

As amended in the Standing Committee, considered.

New Clause 1


Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples



'(1)   Two siblings, both of whom are aged over thirty years, shall be eligible to register as civil partners provided that they have lived together for a continuous period of twelve years immediately prior to the date of registration.



(2)   In this section "sibling" means a brother, sister, half-brother or half-sister.



(3)   Chapter 2 of Part 2, Chapter 5 of Part 3 and Chapter 2 of Part 4 shall not apply to civil partnerships formed by virtue of this section.



(4)   Section [Termination of civil partnerships other than same sex couples] shall apply to civil partnerships formed by virtue of this section.'.—[Mr. Leigh.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

1.41 pm

Mr. Edward Leigh (Gainsborough) (Con): I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Sir Michael Lord): With this it will be convenient to discuss the following:

New clause 2—Termination of civil partnerships other than same sex couples—



'(1)   An application for a dissolution order may be made to the court by either civil partner.



(2)   On an application for a dissolution order, if the court is satisfied that—



(a)   the application is made in the correct form, and



(b)   the other civil partner has been served with notice of the application,



   it shall make a dissolution order.



(3)   Provision may be made by order specifying the requirements as to form and service of the application for a dissolution order.



(4)   No order may be made under subsection (3) unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing the order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.'.

New clause 3—Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples (No.2)—



'(1)   Two persons both of whom are aged over eighteen years shall be eligible to register as civil partners provided that they are in a relationship which meets the condition set out in subsection (2).



(2)   The condition is that the relationship is one which is specified for the purposes of this section by Schedule [Meaning of specified relationship for the purposes of section [Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples (No. 2)]].



(3)   The Secretary of State may by order amend Schedule [Meaning of specified relationship for the purposes of section [Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples (No. 2)]] by—



(a)   adding a relationship,



(b)   amending the description of a relationship, or



(c)   omitting a relationship.

 
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(4)   No order may be made under this section without the consent of the Scottish Ministers and the Department of Finance and Personnel.



(5)   The power to make an order under this section is exercisable by statutory instrument.



(6)   An order which contains any provision (whether alone or with other provisions) amending Schedule [Meaning of specified relationship for the purposes of section [Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples (No. 2)]] by—



(a)   amending the description of a relationship, or



(b)   omitting a relationship,



may not be made unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing the order is laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.



(7)   A statutory instrument containing any other order under this section is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.



(8)   Chapter 2 of Part 2, Chapter 5 of Part 3 and Chapter 2 of Part 4 shall not apply to civil partnerships formed by virtue of this section.



(9)   Section [Termination of civil partnerships other than same sex couples] shall apply to civil partnerships formed by virtue of this section.'.

Amendment No. 1, in clause 1, page 1, line 4, after 'relationship', insert



'between two siblings who fall within the scope of section [Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples] or'.

Amendment No. 12, in page 1, line 4, after 'relationship', insert



'between two people who fall within the scope of section [Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples (No. 2)] or'.

Amendment No. 13, in page 1, line 4, leave out 'of the same sex'.

Amendment No. 17, in page 1, line 18, after 'death,', insert 'marriage,'.

Amendment No. 2, in clause 3, page 2, line 33, at beginning insert 'Subject to subsection (1A),'.

Amendment No. 14, in page 2, line 34, leave out paragraph (a).

Amendment No. 15, in page 2, line 35, at end insert 'or'.

Amendment No. 16, in page 2, line 36, leave out from '16' to end of line 37.

Amendment No. 3, in page 2, line 37, at end insert—



'(1A)   Subsection 1(a) and (d) shall not apply in the case of two people who wish to register as civil partners under section [Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples].'.

Amendment No. 4, in clause 36, page 16, line 20, at end insert—



'(   )   with respect to determining whether two people have lived together for the period of twelve years specified in section [Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples];'.

Amendment No. 5, in clause 86, page 39, line 33, at beginning insert 'Subject to subsection (1A)'.


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