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The Marriage (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

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13.—(1) If the Registrar General refuses to register a person named in an application by a religious body under Article 10(1)—

(a)the Registrar General shall notify the body of his reasons for doing so; and

(b)the body may appeal to the Department not later than 28 days from the day on which it receives a notice under sub-paragraph (a).

(2) If the Registrar General cancels the registration of a person under Article 12, he shall notify that person and the body which applied for him to be registered of his reasons for doing so and—

(a)that person; or

(b)that body,

may appeal to the Department not later than 28 days from the day on which he or it receives a notice under this paragraph.

(3) On an appeal under paragraph (1) or (2), the Department shall—

(a)notify the appellant of its decision; and

(b)give the Registrar General such directions (if any) as it thinks appropriate.

(4) If the Department dismisses an appeal under paragraph (1), the appellant may appeal to a county court.

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