HL Deb 09 July 1924 vol 58 cc375-6

Contents required to the Marriage of an Infant.

1. Where the. Infant is Legitimate

Circumstances. Person or Persons whose consent is required.
1. Where both parents are living:
(a) if parents living together; Both parents.
(b) if parents are divorced or separated by order of court or by agreement; The parent to whom the custody of the infant is committed by the decree or order of the court or by the agreement, or if the custody of the infant is so committed to one parent during part of the year and to the other parent during the rest of the year, both parents;

THE LORD CHANCELLOR moved, in the second column, to leave out "the decree or." The noble Viscount said: This and the Amendment which follows are really drafting Amendments which it is desired to insert to meet a criticism made by my noble friend Lord Buckmaster on the Second Reading. The second Amendment is consequential upon the first. I think they introduce an improvement, and I am obliged to my noble and learned friend for having suggested them.

Amendment moved— Page 7, lines 11 and 12, leave out ("the decree or ").—(The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Amendment agreed to.

Amendment moved— Page 7, line 12, leave out ("the") ["the Court"] and insert ("any").—(The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Amendment agreed to.

Schedule, as amended, agreed to.