Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] 2013-14

First reading took place on 25 February. This stage is a formality that signals the start of the Bill's journey through the Lords.Second reading - the general debate on all aspects of the Bill - is yet to be scheduled.The 2013-14 session of parliament has prorogued and this Bill will make no further progress. amend the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and to make provision in connection with financial settlements following divorce.

Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords)

What is this Bill?

The Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] was a Lords Private Members' Bill tabled by Baroness Deech.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill is not under active consideration by Parliament, as it was introduced during the previous 2013-14 Session.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an Member of the House of Lords (Baroness Deech), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

Lords Private Members' Bills can be tabled by any member, at any time during the Session. A number of Lords may win ballot slots to receive precedence in the Lords.

So is this going to become a law?

No. This Bill did not complete it's passage before the Session completed and is no longer before Parliament. However, it may have been re-introduced under a similar name in a subsequent Session.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

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

Last Event: Tuesday 25th February 2014 - 1st reading: House of Lords

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