The Social & Community Development Committee this week continues its focused consultations on the Marriage Bill, the Sunday’s Observance Ordinance (Amendment) Bill and the Employment Regulations.

All meetings will start at 7.30 pm.




Kingshurst Community Centre

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Hon Gavin Ellick & Hon Wilson Duncan

Silver Hill Bar, Levelwood 

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Hon Brian Isaac & Hon Wilson Duncan

Jamestown Community Centre

Friday, 13 May 2016

Hon Brian Isaac & Hon Mike Olsson


Feedback on the draft legislation is to be submitted to the Chairperson of the Social & Community Development Committee, Hon Brian Isaac, via by no later than Wednesday 25 May 2016.

The draft legislation is available in hard copy from the Public Library, and can also be found under the Public Consultations Section on the SHG Website at

Notes for Editors

The Marriage Bill seeks to update the institution of marriage by introducing same sex marriage. The other significant amendment is to allow the Registrar-General to approve premises other than places of worship for solemnisation of civil marriages, so long as some health & safety safeguards are in place.

The Sunday’s Observance (Amendment) Bill seeks to remove the restricted opening hours (10am and 6pm) of shops, stores and places of business on a Sunday. The Employment Regulations will reflect this and deal with remuneration for working on Sundays and on holidays. 

Social & Community Development Committee

9 May 2016



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