HL Deb 19 June 1900 vol 84 cc415-6

House in Committee (according to Order).

Clause 1:—


The object of my Amendment is to restore the wording of the Bill to that of the Bill of 1898 as it left your Lordships' House. As originally introduced, it did not carry out the intention of its promoters, who desired to limit the operation of the Bill to the marriage of persons actually domiciled in the colonies and to exclude that class of persons known as "carpel baggers," who might visit the colonies simply for the purpose of getting married there and evading the law. My noble friend Lord Strathcona fully intended to introduce the Bill this session as amended in 1898, but by a strange accident, for which no one, I believe, is responsible, the original Bill was substituted.

Amendment moved— In Clause 1, page 1, line 7, to leave out 'between a man and his deceased wife's sister'; and in line 9, after' possession' to insert' between a man and his deceased wife's sister, both being domiciled therein.' "—(Lord James of Hereford.)

On Question, Amendment agreed to.

Clause 1, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 2 agreed to.

Standing Committee negatived. The Report of Amendments to be received on Thursday next; and Bill to be printed as amended. (No. 110.)