Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) (No.2) Bill 2019-21


revoke parental or judicial consent which permits the marriage or civil partnership of a child and to criminalise child marriage or civil partnership under the age of 18; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule)

What is this Bill?

The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) (No.2) was a Ten Minute Rule Bill tabled by Pauline Latham.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill is not under active consideration by Parliament, as it was introduced during the previous 2019-21 Session.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an MP (Pauline Latham), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

A Ten Minute Rule Bill is a process of tabling a bill, where an MP has 10 minutes to advocate for their legislation to the Commons and the Minister responsible.

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: Ten Minute Rule Bill, Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

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Last Event: 6 Oct 2020 - 1st reading (Commons)

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