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Civil Partnerships

Volume 408: debated on Thursday 3 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the intended timescale for legislation on civil partnerships. [123333]

The consultation period on civil partnership registration will end on 30 September 2003. The Government will consider the next steps in the light of responses to the consultation paper. No decisions have yet been taken about legislation on civil partnership registration.