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House of Commons considers Marriage bill amendments

The House of Commons will shortly consider the amendments made to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill by the House of Lords.

Several documents have been published:

A list of all the amendments made by the Lords.

David Burrowes MP has proposed an amendment to one of those made in the Lords.

The House of Commons Library has published an analysis of the Lords amendments which can be found linked from this page.

The amendments have been marshalled for the Commons debate in this manner.

Two hours have been allowed for the debate which will start around 7.45 pm or so.

Update
The House of Commons voted to accept all the amendments, by voice vote.

The Hansard record starts here.

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Richard Ashby

One last wrecking amendment?

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Looks like it Richard – at least to string out Ping Pong and perhaps stall the Bill. Can it go beyond the Summer recess?

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Tom, I think that it can, it’s the end of a session which brings the consideration of a bill to an end, I think. However, judging by the massive majorities against any attempt to wreck or severely change the bill, I doubt whether this one will get through tonight.

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Well, if it was another attempt to wreck the bill, it didn’t work. It’s all over now bar the Royal Assent, which comes tomorrow or Thursday.