Gender Recognition Act 2004: Hansard

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The Gender Recognition Bill was introduced in the House of Lords on 27 November 2003. It was passed by the House of Lords on 10 February 2004, with 155 votes in favour and 57 against. The House of Commons passed it on 25 May. It received Royal Assent on 1 July 2004.

Below are links to the debates at each stage of the Act’s passage through the UK Parliament:

House of Lords

1st Reading:  27 November 2003

2nd Reading: 18 December 2003

Committee  stage: 13 January 2004 and 14 January 2004

Report stage: 29 January 2004 and 3 February 2004

3rd Reading: 10 February 2004

Consideration of Commons amendments: 8 June 2004

House of Commons

1st Reading: 11 February 2004 (see Commons Journal)

2nd Reading: 23 February 2004

Programme motion: 23 February 2004

Money resolution – 23 February 2004

Committee stage: 9, 11 and 16 March 2004

Remaining stages: 25 May 2004

Royal Assent: 1 July 2004