Equality Bill — Report (Continued) — 2 Mar 2010 at 22:59
Moved by Lord Alli
53: Before Clause 201, insert the following new Clause:
Civil partnerships on religious premises
(1) The Civil Partnership Act 2004 is amended as follows.
(2) Omit section 6(1)(b) and (2).
(3) In section 6A, after subsection (2), insert:
"( ) Regulations under this section may provide that premises approved for the registration of civil partnerships may differ from those premises approved for the registration of civil marriages."
(4) In section 6A, after subsection (3), insert:
"( ) For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this Act places an obligation on religious organisations to host civil partnerships if they do not wish to do so.""
The vote was declared by all three main parties' spokespeople as a free vote.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Content)||Minority (Not-Content)||Turnout|
|Con||4 (+1 tell)||10 (+2 tell)||9.0%|
|Lab||48 (+1 tell)||1||23.4%|
|Lord Fowler||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Baroness Noakes||Con (front bench)||tellaye|
|Lord Norton of Louth||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Armstrong of Ilminster||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Eames||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Low of Dalston||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Viscount Simon||Lab (minister)||no|