HC Deb 31 October 1988 vol 139 c773

Not amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.

Motion made, and Question proposed, That the Bill be now read the Third time—[Mr. Neubert.]

10.59 pm
The Solicitor-General (Sir Nicholas Lyell)

The Bill tidies up the legislation relating to marriages abroad. In their report on the subject published last year the English and Scottish Law Commissions decided against recommending a comprehensive reform of the choice of law rules relating to marriage, but, nevertheless, they considered that there was scope for detailed reform of some provisions of the Foreign Marriage Act 1892. The useful result is this small Bill. The schedule alone perhaps merits a footnote in the text books of constitutional history.

I am grateful to the House for the support that has been accorded to the Bill and to the Law Commissions for their endeavour, and I commend its Third Reading.

Question put and agreed to.

Bill read the Third time, and passed, without amendment.