'Barbaric cultural practices' bill debate limited by Conservatives - 2015-03-12
The government has limited debate on proposed legislation to make child marriages and forced marriages illegal.
The Conservatives moved a time-allocation motion Thursday morningto cut off debate on the proposed "Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act" afterthree days of debate at its current stage.The bill was first debated on Feb. 17.
MPs were debating the bill when the motion passed, leaving Monday, March 23, as the final day of debate at second reading. The House will vote on the bill that evening before it is expected to go to a committee for further study.