HC Deb 22 July 1910 vol 19 cc1695-6

(1) During the Regency, the Sovereign for whom the Regent is appointed shall not intermarry, before attaining the age of eighteen years, with any person, unless the consent in writing of the Regent and the assent of both Houses of Parliament is previously obtained, and any marriage entered into in contravention of this Section shall be null and void to all intents and purposes.

(2) Any person who shall knowingly act, aid, abet, or be concerned in obtaining, procuring, or bringing about any marriage in contravention of this Section, and the person who shall be married in contravention of this Section to the Sovereign shall be guilty of a felony under the Treason Felony Act, 1848.

The SOLICITOR-GENERAL (Sir Rufus Isaacs)

moved, in Sub-section (2), alter the word "married" ["person who shall be married"], to add the words, "to the Sovereign knowing that the marriage is a marriage."

The Committee will remember that the word "knowingly" was agreed to be inserted in the first part of this Clause, and it is only right that the same alteration should be made in the latter part. This merely carries out a pledge given to the House.


I gladly accept this Amendment.

Further Amendment proposed in Sub-Section (2) to leave out the words "to the Sovereign" put, and agreed to.

Clause, as amended, added to the Bill.