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Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill 2017-19

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. Make in relation to marriage and civil partnership in England and Wales provision about divorce, dissolution and separation; and for connected purposes.

Government Bill
(Ministry of Justice)

Official Bill Page Initial Explanatory Notes Initial Briefing papers

Next Event: There is no future stage currently scheduled for this bill

Last Event: 2 Jul 2019 - Committee Debate: 2nd sitting: House of Commons 2 July, 2019 (1) (2)

Primary Bill Debate Contributors by Party

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Conservative Paul Maynard (View contribution) 8322 words
Democratic Unionist Party Jim Shannon (View contribution) 1326 words
Independent Mr David Gauke (View contribution) 7800 words
Liberal Democrat Wera Hobhouse (View contribution) 2229 words

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons - 60%

Most recent key documents

Date Type Title
12 Jun 2019 Bills Bil 404 2017-19, as introduced
10 Jul 2019 Briefing papers Briefing paper on Committee Stage Report
12 Jun 2019 Explanatory Notes Bill 404-EN 2017-019
10 Sep 2019 Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 9 September 2019

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

Date Type Title
10/09/2019Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 9 September 2019
17/07/2019Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 16 July 2019
11/07/2019Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 10 July 2019
10/07/2019Briefing papers Briefing paper on Committee Stage Report
10/07/2019Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 9 July 2019
09/07/2019Amendment papers Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 8 July 2019
08/07/2019Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 5 July 2019
04/07/2019Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 3 July 2019
03/07/2019Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 2 July 2019
03/07/2019Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 2 July 2019
03/07/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: Resolution (DDSB01) (PDF)
03/07/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: Dr Sharon Thompson, Cardiff University (DDSB02) (PDF)
03/07/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: The Law Society for England and Wales (DDSB03) (PDF)
03/07/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: Sue Kincaid (DDSB04)
03/07/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: James Brien (DDSB05)
03/07/2019Written evidence Written Evidence: Nicholas D Hart (retired former solicitor) (DDSB06)
02/07/2019 Committee stage: House of Commons
02/07/2019 Committee Debate: 1st sitting: House of Commons
02/07/2019 Committee Debate: 2nd sitting: House of Commons
02/07/2019 Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sitting so far: House of Commons
02/07/2019Amendment papers Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 2 July 2019
02/07/2019Press notices Schedule of meetings (PDF)
02/07/2019Selection of amendments: Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF)
01/07/2019Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 28 June 2019
27/06/2019Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 26 June 2019
26/06/2019Press notices Have your say on the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill
25/06/2019 2nd reading: House of Commons
25/06/2019 Money resolution: House of Commons
25/06/2019 Programme motion: House of Commons
20/06/2019Briefing papers Briefing paper on Second Reading
13/06/2019 1st reading: House of Commons
13/06/2019Impact Assessments Impact Assessment from Ministry of Justice (PDF)
13/06/2019Delegated Powers Memoranda Delegated Powers Memorandum from Ministry of Justice (PDF)
12/06/2019Bills Bil 404 2017-19, as introduced
12/06/2019Bills Bill 404 2017-19, as introduced
12/06/2019Explanatory Notes Bill 404-EN 2017-019
12/06/2019Explanatory Notes Bill 404-EN 2017-019