HL Deb 21 June 1937 vol 105 c675

Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.


My Lords, the object of this small Bill is to confirm three Provisional Orders made by the Secretary of State under the Marriages Validity (Provisional Orders) Acts, 1905 to 1924. In the first case the question as to the validity of the marriage arises from the fact that it was solemnised by a minister who was not an authorised person. In the other two cases the doubt arises from the status of the building in which the marriages took place. The Orders to be confirmed by the Bill are therefore of the normal type of Marriage Provisional Order. As the House will be aware, the Orders have no effect until they have been confirmed by Parliament. I beg to move.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a.—(The Earl of Munster.)

On Question Bill read 2a, and committed.