Civil Partnership Bill — Commons Amendment — 17 Nov 2004 at 17:43

1 Clause 1, page 1, line 4, leave out from "relationship" to "between" in line 5

rose to move, as an amendment to the Motion that the House do agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 1, at end insert "and do propose Amendments Nos. 1A and 1B in lieu of the words so left out of the Bill":

1A Clause 253, page 125, line 29, at end insert-

"(10) No order may be made under this section until the Secretary of State has established a voluntary registration scheme, or schemes, whereby two persons can register their relationship where they-

(a) are within the specified degrees of family relationship,

(b) are both aged over thirty years,

(c) have lived together as co-dependents for a continuous period of twelve years immediately prior to the date of registration.

(11) The scheme or schemes referred to in subsection (10) above shall entitle two people who have registered their relationship to be treated no less favourably than two people who are civil partners of each other in respect of the following-

(a) inheritance tax,

(b) capital gains tax,

(c) housing and tenancies,

(d) fatal accident claims.

(12) Schedule (Specified degrees of family relationship) contains provisions for determining when two people are within the specified degrees of family relationship for the purposes of this section."

1B After Schedule 29, insert the following new schedule-

:TITLE3:SCHEDULE

:TITLE3:Specified degrees of family relationship

(1) Two people are within the specified degrees of family relationship if one falls within the list below in relation to the other.

Adoptive child

Adoptive parent

Child

Former adoptive child

Former adoptive parent

Parent

Sibling

(2) In the list "sibling" means a brother, sister, half-brother or half-sister."

On Question, Whether the said amendment shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 136; Not-Contents, 251.

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