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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2014 No. 303

Marriage

The Civil Partnership (Prescribed Bodies) (Scotland) Regulations 2014

Made

11th November 2014

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

13th November 2014

Coming into force

16th December 2014

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 94A(1)(a)(i) of the Civil Partnership Act 2004(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 94A(2)(a)(2) of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 the bodies prescribed in regulation 2 have requested the Scottish Ministers to prescribe them.

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Civil Partnership (Prescribed Bodies) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 and come into force on 16th December 2014.

Prescribed bodies

2.  The body prescribed for the purposes of section 94A(1)(a)(i) of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 is listed in the Schedule to these Regulations.

ALEX NEIL

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

11th November 2014

Regulation 2

SCHEDULE

The Scottish Unitarian Association

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

Section 94A(1)(a)(i) of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 enables the Scottish Ministers to prescribe the religious or belief bodies whose ministers, clergymen, pastors, priests or other celebrants are entitled to register civil partnerships without the need to be registered as approved celebrants or temporarily authorised under the Civil Partnership Act 2004.

Regulation 2 of these Regulations prescribes the Scottish Unitarian Association.

(1)

2004 c.33; section 94A was inserted by the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 (asp 5) (“the 2014 Act”), section 24(13).

(2)

Section 94A(2)(a) was inserted by section 24(13) of the 2014 Act.