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Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Lords, Session 2019-21

Act of Parliament (1)

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (c. 11)
25 June 2020

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

25 March 2020
Commons
Bill 125 2019-21, as bought from the Lords, large print accessible version
25 March 2020
Commons
17 March 2020
Lords
7 January 2020
Lords

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

Bill 125 EN 2019-21, large print accessible version
25 March 2020
Commons
7 January 2020
Lords

The Government provide a delegated powers memorandum for all public (including hybrid) bills to justify the delegation of powers, usually to Ministers, in the bill. For reports of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, see “Select Committee Reports”.

Delegated Powers Memorandum from Ministry of Justice
25 March 2020
Commons
Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL]: Delegated Powers Memorandum
8 January 2020
Lords

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 17 June 2020
17 June 2020
Commons
Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 17 June 2020 - large font accessible version
17 June 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 15 June 2020
16 June 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 12 June 2020
15 June 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 11 June 2020
12 June 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 9 June 2020
10 June 2020
Commons
HL Bill 2-R-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Report
16 March 2020
Lords
HL Bill 2-R-I Marshalled list for Report
13 March 2020
Lords
HL Bill 2-R Running list of amendments
12 March 2020
Lords
HL Bill 2-R(c) Amendments for Report
12 March 2020
Lords
HL Bill 2-R(b) Amendments for Report
10 March 2020
Lords
HL Bill 2-R(a) Amendments for Report
9 March 2020
Lords
HL Bill 2-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Committee
2 March 2020
Lords
HL Bill 2-I Marshalled list for Committee
28 February 2020
Lords
HL Bill 2(e) Amendments for Committee
25 February 2020
Lords
HL Bill 2(d) Amendment for Committee
20 February 2020
Lords
HL Bill 2(c) Amendments for Committee
17 February 2020
Lords
HL Bill 2(b) Amendments for Committee
12 February 2020
Lords
HL Bill 2(a) Amendment for Committee
6 February 2020
Lords

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

Provisional grouping and selection of Amendments by Chairman of Ways and Means
16 June 2020
Commons

Details of proceedings in Public Bill Committee or Committee of the whole House, on any report (consideration) stage, and on any consideration of Lords Amendments or any subsequent Lords Messages. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

Committee of the whole House Proceedings as at 17 June 2020
18 June 2020
Commons

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
22 January 2020
Lords

List of related Impact Assessments

Impact Assessment from Ministry of Justice
25 March 2020
Impact Assessment: Reducing Family Conflict – Reform of the Legal Requirements for Divorce
12 March 2020
Lords

Lords 1st reading

1st reading (Hansard)
7 January 2020
Lords
1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
7 January 2020
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

2nd reading (Hansard)
5 February 2020
Lords
2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
5 February 2020
Lords

Lords Committee stage

Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard)
3 March 2020
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard - continued)
3 March 2020
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
3 March 2020
Lords

Lords Report stage

Report stage (Hansard)
17 March 2020
Lords
Report stage (Minutes of Proceedings)
17 March 2020
Lords

Lords 3rd reading

3rd reading (Hansard)
24 March 2020
Lords
3rd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
24 March 2020
Lords

Commons 2nd reading

8 June 2020
Commons

Commons Programme motion

Programme motion
8 June 2020
Commons

Commons Money resolution

Money resolution
8 June 2020
Commons

Commons Committee stage

Committee: 1st sitting
17 June 2020
Commons

Commons 3rd reading

17 June 2020
Commons

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

Ping Pong (Hansard)
18 June 2020
Lords
Ping Pong (Minutes of Proceedings)
18 June 2020
Lords

Royal Assent

Royal Assent (Hansard)
25 June 2020
Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings)
25 June 2020