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Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020

A bill to 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

This bill has received Royal Assent and has become an Act of Parliament

Primary Bill Debate Contributors by Party

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Conservative Robert Buckland (View contribution) 5432 words
Democratic Unionist Party Jim Shannon (View contribution) 677 words
Labour (Co-op) Stella Creasy (View contribution) 3067 words

Bill Progession through Parliament

Lords Completed
Commons Completed
Royal Assent

Most recent key documents

Date Type Title
25 Jun 2020 Act of Parliament Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (c. 11)
25 Mar 2020 Bills Bill 125 2019-21, as bought from the Lords
25 Mar 2020 Explanatory Notes Bill 125 EN 2019-21
17 Jun 2020 Amendment papers Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 17 June 2020 (PDF)

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

Date Type Title
25/06/2020 Royal Assent (Hansard)
25/06/2020 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings)
25/06/2020Act of Parliament Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (c. 11)
18/06/2020 Ping Pong (Hansard): House of Lords
18/06/2020 Ping Pong (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
18/06/2020Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Committee of the whole House Proceedings as at 17 June 2020 (PDF)
17/06/2020 3rd reading: House of Commons
17/06/2020 Committee stage: House of Commons
17/06/2020 Committee: 1st sitting: House of Commons
17/06/2020Amendment papers Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 17 June 2020 (PDF)
17/06/2020Amendment papers Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 17 June 2020 - large font accessible version (PDF)
16/06/2020Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 15 June 2020 (PDF)
16/06/2020Selection of amendments: Commons Provisional grouping and selection of Amendments by Chairman of Ways and Means (PDF)
15/06/2020Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 12 June 2020 (PDF)
12/06/2020Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 11 June 2020 (PDF)
10/06/2020Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 9 June 2020 (PDF)
08/06/2020 2nd reading: House of Commons
08/06/2020 Money resolution: House of Commons
08/06/2020 Programme motion: House of Commons
25/03/2020 1st reading: House of Commons
25/03/2020Bills Bill 125 2019-21, as bought from the Lords
25/03/2020Bills Bill 125 2019-21, as bought from the Lords, large print accessible version (PDF)
25/03/2020Explanatory Notes Bill 125 EN 2019-21
25/03/2020Explanatory Notes Bill 125 EN 2019-21, large print accessible version (PDF)
25/03/2020Impact Assessments Impact Assessment from Ministry of Justice (PDF)
25/03/2020Delegated Powers Memoranda Delegated Powers Memorandum from Ministry of Justice (PDF)
24/03/2020 3rd reading: House of Lords
24/03/2020 3rd reading (Hansard): House of Lords
24/03/2020 3rd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
17/03/2020 Report stage: House of Lords
17/03/2020 Report stage (Hansard): House of Lords
17/03/2020 Report stage (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
17/03/2020Bills HL Bill 108 (as amended on Report) (PDF)
16/03/2020Amendment papers HL Bill 2-R-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Report (PDF)
13/03/2020Amendment papers HL Bill 2-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF)
12/03/2020Impact Assessments Impact Assessment: Reform of the Legal Requirements for Divorce (PDF)
12/03/2020Amendment papers HL Bill 2-R(c) Amendments for Report (PDF)
10/03/2020Amendment papers HL Bill 2-R(b) Amendments for Report (PDF)
10/03/2020Amendment papers HL Bill 2-R Running list of amendments (PDF)
09/03/2020Amendment papers HL Bill 2-R(a) Amendments for Report (PDF)
03/03/2020 Committee stage: House of Lords
03/03/2020 Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard): House of Lords
03/03/2020 Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard - continued): House of Lords
03/03/2020 Committee: 1st sitting (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
02/03/2020Amendment papers HL Bill 2-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Committee (PDF)
28/02/2020Amendment papers HL Bill 2-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF)
25/02/2020Amendment papers HL Bill 2(e) Amendments for Committee (PDF)
20/02/2020Amendment papers HL Bill 2(d) Amendment for Committee (PDF)
17/02/2020Amendment papers HL Bill 2(c) Amendments for Committee (PDF)
05/02/2020 2nd reading (Hansard): House of Lords
05/02/2020 2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
07/01/2020 1st reading (Hansard): House of Lords
07/01/2020 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords