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Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013

Committee stage

Session 2012-13

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Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

Memorandum in Chief submitted by Lord Pannick QC (MB 01)
13 February 2013
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Memorandum in Chief submitted by Liberal Judaismn (MB 03)
13 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by LGBT + Liberal Democrats (MB 05)
15 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by NUT (MB 06)
15 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by UK Intersex Association (MB 07)
15 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Joe O’Donnell (MB 08)
15 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Katherine Rock (MB 09)
15 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Brian Herbert Thomas Weller (MB 10)
15 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Stuart Davis (MB 11)
15 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by A P Jones (MB 12)
15 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Nicholas Britton (MB 13)
15 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Rob Goldspink (MB 14)
15 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by O. B. Hepworth (MB 15)
15 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Erich Hou (MB 16)
15 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by George Curtis (MB 17)
15 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr Sharon Kathleen Dane (MB 18)
15 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Erika Baker (MB 19)
15 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by HighLight (MB 20)
15 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Nyall Davies (MB 21)
15 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association (LAGLA) (MB 22)
15 February 2013
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Memorandum in Chief submitted by Equality and Human Rights Commission (MB 02)
13 February 2013
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Memorandum in Chief submitted by the United Reformed Church (MB 05)
20 February 2013
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Memorandum in Chief submitted by the PSHE Association (MB 23)
20 February 2013
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Memorandum in Chief submitted by Equality and Human Rights Commission (further supplementary) (MB 24)
20 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Liberty (MB 25)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches (MB 26)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Trevor Sidnell (MB 27)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Professor Julian Rivers (MB 28)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) (MB 29)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) (MB 29) Annex PDF
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by The Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson Bishop of Buckingham (MB 30)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Emeritus Professor James H. Grayson (MB 31)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Revd Canon Rosie Harper (MB 32)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by CARE (MB 33)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Quakers (MB 34)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Mr & Mrs R Whitehead (MB 35)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Equality Network / Scottish Transgender Alliance (MB 36)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Adrian Smith (MB 37)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales (MB 38)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Elder Dr P M Woodley on behalf of Hyde Heath Chapel (MB 39)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Peter Henderson (MB 40)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by W. R. Mohon (MB 41)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Ronnie Devine (MB 42)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Mothers’ Union (MB 43)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Robert Williams (MB 44)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by John Etherton (MB 45)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Emeritus Professor James Grayson - supplementary evidence (MB 46)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Lisa Fairman-Brown (MB 47)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by John Hudson (MB 48)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by John Peters (MB 49)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Jodie Mearns (MB 50)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Rev Chris Casey (MB 51)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Rev Dick Wolf (MB 52)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Ryan Burton King (MB 53)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Professor Davina Cooper (MB 54)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Christie Elan-Cane (MB 55)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Rev C B Ross (MB 56)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Michael Graham (MB 57)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr James B Waddell (MB 58)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by O. B. Hepworth - supplementary evidence (MB 59)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Right Rev Frank White (MB 60)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Steve Bow (MB 61)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Keith Dilliway (MB 62)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Emeritus Professor James Grayson - supplementary evidence (MB 63)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Canon Nicholas Anthony Turner (MB 64)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Peter Bowen (MB 65)
27 February 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by David Cade (MB 66)
4 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by John Guy (MB 67)
4 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Equal Rights Trust (MB 68)
4 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Mrs Janet & Mrs Sarah Wood (MB 69)
4 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Revd Paul Burr (MB 70)
4 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr George Strang (retired consultant) (MB 71)
4 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Voice for Justice UK (MB 72)
4 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Changing Attitude England (MB 73)
4 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by David Burton (MB 74)
4 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr Augur Pearce Supplementary evidence (MB 75)
4 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by R Goldspink supplementary evidence (MB 76)
4 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Judith Willcox (MB 77)
4 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Stuart Ramsay (MB 78)
4 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Mrs S Haines (MB 79)
4 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Chris Rogers (MB 80)
6 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by TUC (MB 81)
6 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr Clara Greed (MB 82)
6 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Peter Scott (MB 83)
6 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by National Aids Trust (NAT) (MB 84)
6 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Geoffrey R Larcombe (MB 85)
6 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Nigel Whitaker (MB 86)
6 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Daniel Moody (MB 87)
6 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by David Shepherd (MB 88)
6 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Michael Hobbis (MB 89)
6 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Godfrey Harverson (MB 90)
6 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Family Education Trust (MB 91)
6 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Christians for Equal Marriage (MB 92)
6 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Peter Heywood (MB 93)
6 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (MB 94)
6 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Daniel Hill (MB 95)
6 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (MB 96)
6 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Sam Webster (MB 97)
6 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Rev John Hibberd (MB 98)
8 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Equality and Human Rights Commission supplementary evidence (MB 99)
8 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Lesbian and Gay Foundation (MB 100)
8 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by UNISON (MB 101)
8 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr Peter G.May (MB 102)
8 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Barry Crown (MB 103)
8 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr Carla Skinner (MB 104)
8 March 2013
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Funded Organisations 2007-08 Memorandum
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Affinity (MB 105)
8 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Roger Harris (MB 106)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Groundlevel Churches UK (MB 108)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Alan J Williams (MB 109)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Adrian Tippetts (MB 110)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Sarah Noble (MB 111)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Nick Turner (MB 112)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by The Sibyls (MB 113)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Maranatha Community (MB 114)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by New Family Social (MB 115)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Cornwall's Community Standards Association (MB 116)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Rev Stephen Parratt (MB 117)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Dr George Strang supplementary evidence (MB 118)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Kingdom Faith Churches UK (MB 119)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Nicholas Townsend (MB 120)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Pinchus Anshelm (MB 121)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Ralph Manning (MB 122)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by World Federation of KSIMC (MB 123)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Ian Michael LaRivière (MB 124)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Vince Llewelyn (MB 126)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Celia Macleod (MB 127)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Rev Dr Donald M MacDonald (MB 128)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Basingstoke Community Churches (MB 129)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Adrian Nance (MB 130)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by LGB&T Anglican Coalition (MB 131)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Mr Graham Leng (MB 132)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by LGBT Consortium (MB 133)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Mircea Trandafir (MB 136)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Marriage, Sex and Culture Group, Anglican Mainstream (MB 137)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Alliance Defending Freedom (MB 138)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Mark Jones (MB 125)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Mark Jones (MB 125A)
13 March 2013
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Funded Organisations 2008-09 Memorandum
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Helen Belcher (MB 107)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Lana Murphy (MB 134)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memorandum submitted by Donald Fleming (MB 135)
13 March 2013
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Strategic Funding Programme (List of Successful Applicants)
13 March 2013
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Associated Memoranda - consolidated pdf version
18 March 2013
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27 February 2013
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1 March 2013
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6 March 2013
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8 March 2013
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13 March 2013
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