The Law Society has published its written evidence submitted to the Public Bill Committee examining the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill.
Dates for all stages of the passage of the Bill, including links to the debates.
|1st reading: House of Commons (no debate)||13.06.2019|
|2nd reading: House of Commons 25 June, 2019||25.06.2019|
|Money resolution: House of Commons 25 June, 2019||25.06.2019|
|Programme motion: House of Commons 25 June, 2019||25.06.2019|
|Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sitting so far: House of Commons 2 July, 2019||02.07.2019|
|Committee Debate: 1st sitting: House of Commons 2 July, 2019 (1) (2)||02.07.2019|
|Committee Debate: 2nd sitting: House of Commons 2 July, 2019 (1) (2)||02.07.2019|
|3rd reading: House of Commons||Date to be announced|
|Report stage: House of Commons||Date to be announced|
Explanatory notes to the Public Bill, prepared by the Ministry of Justice, are published separately
as Bill 404—EN.
EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Secretary David Gauke has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the
Human Rights Act 1998:
In my view the provisions of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill are compatible
with the Convention rights.
Divorce and judicial separation
- Divorce: removal of requirement to establish facts etc
- Judicial separation: removal of factual grounds
Civil partnership: dissolution and separation
- Dissolution: removal of requirement to establish facts
- Dissolution orders: time limits
- Separation: removal of factual grounds
- Minor and consequential amendments
- Commencement and transitional provision
- Short title
Schedule — Minor and consequential amendments
- Part 1 — Amendments to the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973
- Part 2 — Amendments to the Civil Partnership Act 2004
- Part 3 — Amendments to other Acts
For updates as to progress check the UK Parliament website.