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Stage 2 of Family Law Bill begins, 05/10/05 [S]

The Scottish Parliament's Justice 1 Committee began considering the Family Law (Scotland) Bill at stage 2 on 5 October 2005.

Amendments to sections 1 to 7 of the bill were debated. Sections 1 to 3 relate to marriage and 4 to 7 to matrimonial homes.

The bill has been amended to include provision to abolish marriage by cohabitation with habit and repute. The amendment was brought forward by Cathy Jamieson, Minister for Justice.

Further information

Full details of the meeting can be found in the  Scottish Parliament Justice 1 Committee Official Report 05/10/05 which can be found on the Committee's page of the Scottish Parliament website.

Scottish Parliament's Justice 1 Committee website.