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Marriage Act 1983

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Marriages in England and Wales

    1. 1.Marriages of house-bound and detained persons in England and Wales

    2. 2.Consequential amendments of enactments

  3. Marriages in Northern Ireland

    1. 3.Marriages of house-bound and detained persons in Northern Ireland

    2. 4.Issue of licence by Registrar General

    3. 5.Solemnization of marriage pursuant to Registrar General's licence

    4. 6.Void marriages

    5. 7.Offences

    6. 8.Application of Marriage Acts

    7. 9.Fees

    8. 10.Regulations

    9. 11.Interpretation and savings (Northern Ireland)

  4. General

    1. 12.Citation, commencement, etc.

  5. Schedules

    1. Schedule 1

      Amendment of Marriage Act 1949

      1. 1.The Marriage Act 1949 shall have effect subject to the...

      2. 2.In section 17 (place of Church of England marriage)—

      3. 3.In section 25 (void marriages)— (a) at the beginning of...

      4. 4.In section 26 (marriages which may be solemnized by superintendent...

      5. 5.In section 27 (notice of marriage)— (a) in subsection (3)...

      6. 6.After section 27 there shall be inserted the following section—...

      7. 7.In section 34 (solemnization of marriages in registration district in...

      8. 8.In section 37 (notice of marriage given in Scotland) in...

      9. 9.In section 38(2) (notice of marriage given in Northern Ireland)...

      10. 10.In section 39 (notice of marriage given on board Her...

      11. 11.The following section shall be inserted after section 45— Solemnization...

      12. 12.In section 46 (civil marriage followed by religious ceremony) for...

      13. 13.In section 49 (void marriages) the following shall be inserted...

      14. 14.In section 50 (delivery of certificate to registrar) in subsection...

      15. 15.In section 51 (fees) at the beginning there shall be...

      16. 16.In section 53 (persons by whom marriages are to be...

      17. 17.In section 55 (manner of registration of marriages) the following...

      18. 18.In section 59 (custody of register books) at the beginning...

      19. 19.In section 67 in paragraph (a) of the definition of...

      20. 20.In section 75 (criminal offences)— (a) in paragraph (c) of...

      21. 21.In section 78 (interpretation) the following subsections shall be inserted...

    2. Schedule 2

      Application etc. of Marriage Acts in Northern Ireland

      1. THE MARRIAGES (IRELAND) ACT 1844 (c.81)

        1. 1.Section 14 (marriage notice book) shall apply to a notice...

        2. 2.Section 16 (certificate of entry in marriage notice book of...

        3. 3.Section 18 (forbidding the issue of a registrar's certificate) shall...

        4. 4.Section 23 (caveat against issue of certificate or licence by...

        5. 5.Section 25 (new notice required if marriage not solemnized within...

        6. 6.Section 31 (fee payable to registrar) shall apply to a...

        7. 7.Section 32 (proof of certain matters not necessary to establish...

        8. 8.Section 43 (civil liability of persons vexatiously entering caveats) shall...

        9. 9.Sections 45, 46 and 49 (offences and void marriages) shall...

        10. 10.(1) Section 66 (registration of marriages) shall, subject to sub-paragraph...

        11. 11.In section 1 (notice of marriage given in England) for...

        12. 12.Section 2 and Schedule (A) (form of notice of intended...

        13. 13.Section 3 (procedure after notice of intended marriage is given...

        14. 14.Section 4 (declaration by party intending marriage under that Act)...

        15. 15.Schedule (B) (form of declaration by party to intended marriage...

        16. 16.Section 11 shall apply to a marriage solemnized in pursuance...

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