RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoEllison O/1/2/20
Extent161 ff.
TitleMarriage (Enabling) Bill
Date15 Feb 1978-6 June 1979
DescriptionCorrespondence on the Marriage (Enabling) Bill tabled in the House of Lords by Barbara Wootton, Lady Wootton of Abinger, which sought to remove prohibitions on the marriage of persons who are related by affinity (i.e. by marriage). Ellison moved for amendments to restrict the provisions of the Bill, and made a speech (included in the file) at the second reading, 13 February 1979. Correspondents include: Sir Norman Anderson, Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Bryan Bentley, canon of St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Monsignor Ralph Brown (head of the marriage tribunal, diocese of Westminster), George Newsom, chancellor of the diocese of London, and John Hunt, Baron Hunt of Fawley.
ArrangementContains subfiles as follows: ff. 43-45, 49-51, 52-67, 70-72, 108-109, 115-119, 122-129, 144-150.
RelatedMaterialEllison O/1/1/73.

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