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Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992

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120Treatment of certain marriages

(1)Regulations may provide—

(a)for a voidable marriage which has been annulled, whether before or after the date when the regulations come into force, to be treated for the purposes of the provisions to which this subsection applies as if it had been a valid marriage which was terminated by divorce at the date of annulment;

(b)as to the circumstances in which, for the purposes of the enactments to which this section applies—

(i)a marriage celebrated under a law which permits polygamy; or

(ii)any marriage during the subsistence of which a party to it is at any time married to more than one person,

is to be treated as having, or not having, the consequences of a marriage celebrated under a law which does not permit polygamy.

(2)Subsection (1) above applies—

(a)to any enactment contained in Parts I to V or this Part of this Act; and

(b)to regulations under any such enactment.

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