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Church of England Briefing – Succession to the Crown Bill

The Government's Succession to the Crown Bill will receive its 2nd Reading and complete its remaining stages in the House of Commons on Tuesday 22nd January 2013.

This Government and the previous Government have consulted closely with senior Church of England figures throughout the long process which has led up to the introduction of this Bill.

In a speech in the House of Lords during debate on the Queen's speech on 14th May 2012, the then Bishop of Blackburn said: "the references in the humble Address to reform of the rules of royal succession are sensible and timely. I know I speak for all on these Benches when I say that we wish the Government well in their present consultations with the other Commonwealth realms. We look forward to and hope that it will then be possible for the necessary Bill to pass quickly through both Houses of Parliament."

The Bill:

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