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2Marriage by common licenceE

(1)Notwithstanding section 15 of the 1949 Act a common licence may be granted to a person for the solemnization of a marriage in any church or chapel in which that person may be married under section 1 above and section 16(1)(b) of that Act shall, where a common licence may be granted by virtue of this section, have effect as if it required one of the persons to be married to swear that one or both of those persons has a qualifying connection with a parish within the meaning of section 1(3) above and to state the nature of that connection and section 1(8) above shall apply as if the reference therein to the minister of the parish were a reference to the authority having power to grant the licence.

(2)Where an application has been made for the grant of a common licence under subsection (1) above section 1(13) above shall have effect as if the reference to the date on which the notice required under section 8 of the 1949 Act is delivered were a reference to the date of the application for the grant of the common licence.

Commencement Information

I1S. 2 in force at 1.10.2008 by S.I. 2008/2, Instrument made by Archbishops