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SCHEDULEE+W+S Consequential and minor amendments relating to Part II

Matrimonial Proceedings (Polygamous Marriages) Act 1972 (c.38)S

1(1)Section 2 of the Matrimonial Proceedings (Polygamous Marriages) Act 1972 (matrimonial relief etc. in relation to polygamous marriages: Scotland) shall be amended as follows.S

(2)In subsection (1), for the words “the marriage” onwards there shall be substituted the words “ either party to the marriage is, or has during the subsistence of the marriage been, married to more than one person ”.

(3)For subsection (3) there shall be substituted—

(3)Provision may be made by rules of court—

(a)for requiring notice of proceedings brought by virtue of this section to be served on any additional spouse of a party to the marriage in question; and

(b)for conferring on any such additional spouse the right to be heard in the proceedings,

in such cases as may be specified in the rules.