Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [Lords] — 8 Jun 2020 at 21:51
“It is unjust and discriminatory of the law to provide for civilised ‘no-fault’ ground for divorce, which, in practice, is denied to a large section of the population.”
“It’s unreasonable to expect a husband and wife or mother and father who are in crisis in their personal relationship to make their own arrangements without help”.
“An intelligent process to end unsustainable marriage is good for the reinvigoration of the most important social arrangement yet devised for mankind.”
“For much of the 1970s and 1980s, many believed that a bad marriage was worse than a good divorce. Now, however, we know that children bear the brunt of failed marriages…Divorce has become too easy because of our permissive laws and attitudes.”
“a solemn, public and life-long covenant…No one should enter into it lightly or”
“minimise the potential for couples to entrench positions against each other”.
“That we can make vows is one part of the great miracle of human freedom; and when we cease to make them, we impoverish our lives by stripping them of lasting commitment.”
“A key principle of the National Insurance system is that all rights to benefits derived from another person’s contributions are based on the concept of legal marriage or civil partnership.”
“For separating parents, it can be much more difficult to focus on the needs of their children when they have to prove a fault-based fact against their former partner… Introducing a ‘no-fault’ divorce…will change the way couples obtain a divorce-for the better.”
“is, and always has been, a sham”.
“based on hypocrisy and lack of intellectual honesty”-
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 are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||207 (+2 tell)||12 (+2 tell)||0||61.1%|
|Sir David Amess||Southend West||Con (front bench)||no|
|Peter Bone||Wellingborough||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|Fiona Bruce||Congleton||Con (front bench)||no|
|Christopher Chope||Christchurch||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||no|
|Sally-Ann Hart||Hastings and Rye||Con (front bench)||no|
|John Hayes||South Holland and The Deepings||Con||no|
|Edward Leigh||Gainsborough||Con (front bench)||no|
|Karl McCartney||Lincoln||Con (front bench)||no|
|Robin Millar||Aberconwy||Con (front bench)||no|
|Andrew Rosindell||Romford||Con (front bench)||no|
|Desmond Swayne||New Forest West||Con (front bench)||no|
|Martin Vickers||Cleethorpes||Con (front bench)||no|