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Civil Partnerships

Volume 704: debated on Thursday 23 October 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will make representations to the Government of France to recognise United Kingdom civil partnerships in the same way that a French pacte civil de solidarité is recognised in the United Kingdom under the Civil Partnership Act 2004. [HL5212]

Our embassy in Paris is discussing the rights of British civil partners in France with the French Government. In doing so, we are working to agree as many benefits for British civil partners as is possible within the scope of French law.