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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Introduction

    1. 1.Civil partnership

  3. Part 2 Civil partnership: England and Wales

    1. Chapter 1 Registration

      1. Formation, eligibility and parental etc. consent

        1. 2.Formation of civil partnership by registration

        2. 3.Eligibility

        3. 4.Parental etc. consent where proposed civil partner under 18

      2. Registration procedure: general

        1. 5.Types of pre-registration procedure

        2. 6.Place of registration

        3. 6A.Power to approve premises

        4. 7.The civil partnership document

      3. The standard procedure

        1. 8.Notice of proposed civil partnership and declaration

        2. 9.Power to require evidence of name etc.

        3. 10.Proposed civil partnership to be publicised

        4. 11.Meaning of “the waiting period”

        5. 12.Power to shorten the waiting period

        6. 13.Objection to proposed civil partnership

        7. 14.Issue of civil partnership schedule

        8. 15.Appeal against refusal to issue civil partnership schedule

        9. 16.Frivolous objections and representations: liability for costs etc.

        10. 17.Period during which registration may take place

      4. The procedures for house-bound and detained persons

        1. 18.House-bound persons

        2. 19.Detained persons

      5. Modified procedures for certain non-residents

        1. 20.Modified procedures for certain non-residents

      6. The special procedure

        1. 21.Notice of proposed civil partnership

        2. 22.Evidence to be produced

        3. 23.Application to be reported to Registrar General

        4. 24.Objection to issue of Registrar General’s licence

        5. 25.Issue of Registrar General’s licence

        6. 26.Frivolous objections: liability for costs

        7. 27.Period during which registration may take place

      7. Supplementary

        1. 28.Registration authorities

        2. 29.Civil partnership registrars

        3. 30.The Registrar General and the register

        4. 31.Offences relating to civil partnership schedule

        5. 32.Offences relating to Registrar General’s licence

        6. 33.Offences relating to the recording of civil partnerships

        7. 34.Fees

        8. 35.Power to assimilate provisions relating to civil registration

        9. 36.Regulations and orders

    2. Chapter 2 Dissolution, nullity and other proceedings

      1. Introduction

        1. 37.Powers to make orders and effect of orders

        2. 38.The period before conditional orders may be made final

        3. 39.Intervention of the Queen’s Proctor

        4. 40.Proceedings before order has been made final

        5. 41.Time bar on applications for dissolution orders

        6. 42.Attempts at reconciliation of civil partners

        7. 43.Consideration by the court of certain agreements or arrangements

      2. Dissolution of civil partnership

        1. 44.Dissolution of civil partnership which has broken down irretrievably

        2. 45.Supplemental provisions as to facts raising presumption of breakdown

        3. 46.Dissolution order not precluded by previous separation order etc.

        4. 47.Refusal of dissolution in 5 year separation cases on ground of grave hardship

        5. 48.Proceedings before order made final: protection for respondent in separation cases

      3. Nullity

        1. 49.Grounds on which civil partnership is void

        2. 50.Grounds on which civil partnership is voidable

        3. 51.Bars to relief where civil partnership is voidable

        4. 52.Proof of certain matters not necessary to validity of civil partnership

        5. 53.Power to validate civil partnership

        6. 54.Validity of civil partnerships registered outside England and Wales

      4. Presumption of death orders

        1. 55.Presumption of death orders

      5. Separation orders

        1. 56.Separation orders

        2. 57.Effect of separation order

      6. Declarations

        1. 58.Declarations

        2. 59.General provisions as to making and effect of declarations

        3. 60.The Attorney General and proceedings for declarations

        4. 61.Supplementary provisions as to declarations

      7. General provisions

        1. 62.Relief for respondent in dissolution proceedings

        2. 63.Restrictions on making of orders affecting children

        3. 64.Parties to proceedings under this Chapter

    3. Chapter 3 Property and financial arrangements

      1. 65.Contribution by civil partner to property improvement

      2. 66.Disputes between civil partners about property

      3. 67.Applications under section 66 where property not in possession etc.

      4. 68.Applications under section 66 by former civil partners

      5. 69.Actions in tort between civil partners

      6. 70.Assurance policy by civil partner for benefit of other civil partner etc.

      7. 70A.Money and property derived from housekeeping allowance

      8. 71.Wills, administration of estates and family provision

      9. 72.Financial relief for civil partners and children of family

    4. Chapter 4 Civil partnership agreements

      1. 73.Civil partnership agreements unenforceable

      2. 74.Property where civil partnership agreement is terminated

    5. Chapter 5 Children

      1. 75.Parental responsibility, children of the family and relatives

      2. 76.Guardianship

      3. 77.Entitlement to apply for residence or contact order

      4. 78.Financial provision for children

      5. 79.Adoption

    6. Chapter 6 Miscellaneous

      1. 80.False statements etc. with reference to civil partnerships

      2. 81.Housing and tenancies

      3. 82.Family homes and domestic violence

      4. 83.Fatal accidents claims

      5. 84.Evidence

  4. Part 3 Civil partnership: Scotland

    1. Chapter 1 Formation and eligibility

      1. 85.Formation of civil partnership by registration

      2. 86.Eligibility

    2. Chapter 2 Registration

      1. 87.Appointment of authorised registrars

      2. 88.Notice of proposed civil partnership

      3. 89.Civil partnership notice book

      4. 90.Publicisation

      5. 91.Early registration

      6. 92.Objections to registration

      7. 93.Place of registration

      8. 94.The civil partnership schedule

      9. 95.Further provision as to registration

      10. 95A.Validity following entry in civil partnership register

      11. 96.Civil partnership with former spouse

      12. 97.Certificates of no impediment for Part 2 purposes

      13. 98.Application of certain provisions to civil partnerships

      14. 99.Correction of errors in civil partnership register

      15. 100.Offences

    3. Chapter 3 Occupancy rights and tenancies

      1. Occupancy rights

        1. 101.Occupancy rights

        2. 102.Occupancy: subsidiary and consequential rights

        3. 103.Regulation by court of rights of occupancy of family home

        4. 104.Exclusion orders

        5. 105.Duration of orders under sections 103 and 104

        6. 106.Continued exercise of occupancy rights after dealing

        7. 107.Dispensation with civil partner’s consent to dealing

        8. 108.Interests of heritable creditors

        9. 109.Provisions where both civil partners have title

        10. 110.Rights of occupancy in relation to division and sale

        11. 111.Adjudication

        12. 111A.Effect of court action under section 103, 104 or 105 on reckoning of periods in sections 101 and 106

      2. Transfer of tenancy

        1. 112.Transfer of tenancy

    4. Chapter 4 Interdicts

      1. 113.Civil partners: competency of interdict

      2. 114.Attachment of powers of arrest to relevant interdicts

      3. 115.Police powers after arrest

      4. 116.Procedure after arrest

    5. Chapter 5 Dissolution, separation and nullity

      1. Dissolution and separation

        1. 117.Dissolution

        2. 118.Encouragement of reconciliation

        3. 119.Effect of resumption of cohabitation

        4. 120.Separation

        5. 121.Dissolution following on decree of separation

        6. 122.Registration of dissolution of civil partnership

      2. Nullity

        1. 123.Nullity

        2. 124.Validity of civil partnerships registered outside Scotland

      3. Special destinations: revocation on dissolution or annulment

        1. 124A.Special destination: revocation on dissolution or annulment

      4. Financial provision after overseas proceedings

        1. 125.Financial provision after overseas dissolution or annulment

    6. Chapter 6 Miscellaneous and interpretation

      1. Miscellaneous

        1. 126.Regulations

        2. 127.Attachment

        3. 128.Promise or agreement to enter into civil partnership

        4. 129.Lord Advocate as party to action for nullity or dissolution of civil partnership

        5. 130.Civil partner of accused a competent witness

        6. 131.Succession: legal rights arising by virtue of civil partnership

        7. 132.Assurance policies

        8. 133.Council Tax: liability of civil partners

        9. 134.General provisions as to fees

      2. Interpretation

        1. 135.Interpretation of this Part

        2. 136.The expression “relative” in the 1965 Act

  5. Part 4 Civil partnership: Northern Ireland

    1. Chapter 1 Registration

      1. Formation and eligibility

        1. 137.Formation of civil partnership by registration

        2. 138.Eligibility

      2. Preliminaries to registration

        1. 139.Notice of proposed civil partnership

        2. 140.Civil partnership notice book and list of intended civil partnerships

        3. 141.Power to require evidence of name etc.

        4. 142.Objections

        5. 143.Civil partnership schedule

        6. 144.Place of registration

      3. Young persons

        1. 145.Parental etc. consent where proposed civil partner under 18

      4. Supplementary

        1. 146.Validity of registration

        2. 147.Corrections and cancellations

        3. 148.Interpreters

        4. 149.Detained persons

        5. 150.Certificates of no impediment for Part 2 purposes

        6. 151.Registration districts and registration authorities

        7. 152.Registrars and other staff

        8. 153.Records and documents to be sent to Registrar General

        9. 154.Annual report

        10. 155.Searches

        11. 155A.Notification of registration

        12. 156.Proof of civil partnership for purposes of certain statutory provisions

        13. 157.Fees

        14. 158.Offences

        15. 159.Regulations

        16. 160.Interpretation

    2. Chapter 2 Dissolution, nullity and other proceedings

      1. Introduction

        1. 161.Powers to make orders and effect of orders

        2. 162.The period before conditional orders may be made final

        3. 163.Intervention by the Crown Solicitor

        4. 164.Proceedings before order has been made final

        5. 165.Time bar on applications for dissolution orders

        6. 166.Attempts at reconciliation of civil partners

        7. 167.Consideration by the court of certain agreements or arrangements

      2. Dissolution of civil partnership

        1. 168.Dissolution of civil partnership which has broken down irretrievably

        2. 169.Supplemental provisions as to facts raising presumption of breakdown

        3. 170.Dissolution order not precluded by previous separation order etc.

        4. 171.Refusal of dissolution in 5 year separation cases on ground of grave hardship

        5. 172.Proceedings before order made final: protection for respondent in separation cases

      3. Nullity

        1. 173.Grounds on which civil partnership is void

        2. 174.Grounds on which civil partnership is voidable

        3. 175.Bars to relief where civil partnership is voidable

        4. 176.Proof of certain matters not necessary to validity of civil partnership

        5. 177.Validity of civil partnerships registered outside Northern Ireland

      4. Presumption of death orders

        1. 178.Presumption of death orders

      5. Separation orders

        1. 179.Separation orders

        2. 180.Effect of separation order

      6. Declarations

        1. 181.Declarations

        2. 182.General provisions as to making and effect of declarations

        3. 183.The Attorney General and proceedings for declarations

        4. 184.Supplementary provisions as to declarations

      7. General provisions

        1. 185.Relief for respondent in dissolution proceedings

        2. 186.Restrictions on making of orders affecting children

        3. 187.Parties to proceedings under this Chapter

      8. The court

        1. 188.The court

        2. 189.Appeals

        3. 190.Transfer of proceedings

    3. Chapter 3 Property and financial arrangements

      1. 191.Disputes between civil partners about property

      2. 192.Applications under section 191 where property not in possession etc.

      3. 193.Applications under section 191 by former civil partners

      4. 194.Assurance policy by civil partner for benefit of other civil partner etc.

      5. 195.Wills, administration of estates and family provision

      6. 196.Financial relief for civil partners and children of family

    4. Chapter 4 Civil partnership agreements

      1. 197.Civil partnership agreements unenforceable

      2. 198.Property where civil partnership agreement is terminated

    5. Chapter 5 Children

      1. 199.Parental responsibility, children of the family and relatives

      2. 200.Guardianship

      3. 201.Entitlement to apply for residence or contact order

      4. 202.Financial provision for children

      5. 203.Adoption

    6. Chapter 6 Miscellaneous

      1. 204.False statements etc. with reference to civil partnerships

      2. 205.Housing and tenancies

      3. 206.Family homes and domestic violence

      4. 207.Fatal accidents claims

      5. 208.Evidence

      6. 209.Restriction on publicity of reports of proceedings

  6. Part 5 Civil partnership formed or dissolved abroad etc.

    1. Chapter 1 Registration outside UK under Order in Council

      1. 210.Registration at British consulates etc.

      2. 211.Registration by armed forces personnel

    2. Chapter 2 Overseas relationships treated as civil partnerships

      1. 212.Meaning of “overseas relationship

      2. 213.Specified relationships

      3. 214.The general conditions

      4. 215.Overseas relationships treated as civil partnerships: the general rule

      5. 216.The same-sex requirement

      6. 217.Person domiciled in a part of the United Kingdom

      7. 218.The public policy exception

    3. Chapter 3 Dissolution etc.: jurisdiction and recognition

      1. Introduction

        1. 219.Power to make provision corresponding to EC Regulation 2201/2003

      2. Jurisdiction of courts in England and Wales

        1. 220.Meaning of “the court”

        2. 221.Proceedings for dissolution, separation or nullity order

        3. 222.Proceedings for presumption of death order

        4. 223.Proceedings for dissolution, nullity or separation order: supplementary

        5. 224.Applications for declarations as to validity etc.

      3. Jurisdiction of Scottish courts

        1. 225.Jurisdiction of Scottish courts

        2. 226.Sisting of proceedings

        3. 227.Scottish ancillary and collateral orders

      4. Jurisdiction of courts in Northern Ireland

        1. 228.Meaning of “the court”

        2. 229.Proceedings for dissolution, separation or nullity order

        3. 230.Proceedings for presumption of death order

        4. 231.Proceedings for dissolution, nullity or separation order: supplementary

        5. 232.Applications for declarations as to validity etc.

      5. Recognition of dissolution, annulment and separation

        1. 233.Effect of dissolution, annulment or separation obtained in the UK

        2. 234.Recognition in the UK of overseas dissolution, annulment or separation

        3. 235.Grounds for recognition

        4. 236.Refusal of recognition

        5. 237.Supplementary provisions relating to recognition of dissolution etc.

        6. 238.Non-recognition elsewhere of dissolution or annulment

    4. Chapter 4 Miscellaneous and supplementary

      1. 239.Commanding officers' certificates for Part 2 purposes

      2. 240.Certificates of no impediment to overseas relationships

      3. 241.Transmission of certificates of registration of overseas relationships

      4. 242.Power to make provision relating to certain Commonwealth forces

      5. 243.Fees

      6. 244.Orders in Council: supplementary

      7. 245.Interpretation

  7. Part 6 Relationships arising through civil partnership

    1. 246.Interpretation of statutory references to stepchildren etc.

    2. 247.Provisions to which section 246 applies: Acts of Parliament etc.

    3. 248.Provisions to which section 246 applies: Northern Ireland

  8. Part 7 Miscellaneous

    1. 249.Immigration control and formation of civil partnerships

    2. 250.Gender recognition where applicant a civil partner

    3. 251.Discrimination against civil partners in employment field

    4. 252.Discrimination against civil partners in employment field: Northern Ireland

    5. 253.Civil partners to have unlimited insurable interest in each other

    6. 254.Social security, child support and tax credits

    7. 255.Power to amend enactments relating to pensions

    8. 256.Amendment of certain enactments relating to pensions

    9. 257.Amendment of certain enactments relating to the armed forces

  9. Part 8 Supplementary

    1. 258.Regulations and orders

    2. 259.Power to make further provision in connection with civil partnership

    3. 260.EU obligations and civil partners

    4. 261.Minor and consequential amendments, repeals and revocations

    5. 262.Extent

    6. 263.Commencement

    7. 264.Short title

  10. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Prohibited degrees of relationship: England and Wales

      1. Part 1 The prohibitions

        1. Absolute prohibitions

          1. 1.(1) Two people are within prohibited degrees of relationship if...

        2. Qualified prohibitions

          1. 2.(1) Two people are within prohibited degrees of relationship if...

          2. 3.Two people are within prohibited degrees of relationship if one...

      2. Part 2 Special provisions relating to qualified prohibitions

        1. Provisions relating to paragraph 2

          1. 4.Paragraphs 5 to 7 apply where two people are subject...

          2. 5.(1) The fact that a notice of proposed civil partnership...

          3. 6.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies if— (a) a registration authority receives...

          4. 7.(1) Either of the proposed civil partners may apply to...

          5. 8.Section 13 (objection to proposed civil partnership) does not apply...

        2. Provisions relating to paragraph 3

          1. 9.(1) This paragraph applies where two people are subject to...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Civil partnerships of persons under 18: England and Wales

      1. Part 1 Appropriate persons

        1. 1.Column 2 of the table specifies the appropriate persons (or...

        2. 2.In the table— “the 1989 Act” means the Children Act...

      2. Part 2 Obtaining consent: general

        1. Consent of appropriate person unobtainable

          1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies if— (a) a child and another...

        2. Consent of appropriate person refused

          1. 4.(1) This paragraph applies if— (a) a child and another...

        3. Declaration

          1. 5.If one of the proposed civil partners is a child...

        4. Forbidding proposed civil partnership

          1. 6.(1) This paragraph applies if it has been recorded in...

        5. Evidence

          1. 7.(1) This paragraph applies if, for the purpose of obtaining...

        6. Issue of civil partnership schedule

          1. 8.The duty in section 14(1) to issue a civil partnership...

          2. 9.If a proposed civil partnership is between a child and...

      3. Part 3 Obtaining consent: special procedure

        1. Consent of appropriate person unobtainable or refused

          1. 10.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies if— (a) a child and another...

        2. Declaration

          1. 11.If one of the proposed civil partners is a child...

        3. Forbidding proposed civil partnership

          1. 12.Paragraph 6 applies in relation to the special procedure as...

        4. Evidence

          1. 13.(1) This paragraph applies— (a) if a child and another...

        5. Issue of Registrar General’s licence

          1. 14.The duty of the Registrar General under section 25(3)(b) to...

      4. Part 4 Provisions relating to the court

        1. 15.(1) For the purposes of Parts 2 and 3 of...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Registration by former spouses one of whom has changed sex

      1. Application of Schedule

        1. 1.This Schedule applies if— (a) a court—

      2. The relevant period

        1. 2.For the purposes of this Schedule the relevant period is...

      3. Modifications of standard procedure and procedures for house-bound and detained persons

        1. 3.If— (a) each of the parties gives a notice of...

        2. 4.(1) Omit— (a) section 10 (proposed civil partnership to be...

        3. 5.In section 18 (house-bound persons), in subsection (3)—

        4. 6.In section 19 (detained persons), in subsection (3)—

      4. Modified procedures for certain non-residents

        1. 7.(1) Sub-paragraphs (5) to (8) apply (in place of section...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Wills, administration of estates and family provision

      1. Part 1 Wills

        1. 1.Amend the Wills Act 1837 (c. 26) as follows.

        2. 2.After section 18A insert— Will to be revoked by civil...

        3. 3.The following provisions— (a) section 15 of the Wills Act...

        4. 4.In section 16 of the 1837 Act, after “wife or...

        5. 5.Except where a contrary intention is shown, it is presumed...

      2. Part 2 Administration of estates and family provision

        1. Public Trustee Act 1906 (c. 55)

          1. 6.In section 6(1), after “widower, widow” (in both places) insert...

        2. Administration of Estates Act 1925 (c. 23)

          1. 7.In section 46 (succession to real and personal estate on...

          2. 8.(1) Amend section 47(1) (meaning of “the statutory trusts”) as...

          3. 9.In section 47A, in subsection (1) and in the proviso...

          4. 10.In section 48(2), for “husband or wife” (in each place)...

          5. 11.In section 51(3) (devolution of certain estates vested in infant...

          6. 12.In section 55(1)(xviii) (which defines “valuable consideration” as including marriage),...

        3. Intestates' Estates Act 1952 (c. 64)

          1. 13.(1) Amend section 5 and Schedule 2 (rights of surviving...

        4. Family Provision Act 1966 (c. 35)

          1. 14.In section 1(1) (fixed net sum payable to surviving spouse...

        5. Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (c. 63)

          1. 15.(1) Amend section 1 (application for financial provision from deceased...

          2. 16.In section 2(1) (orders which may be made on an...

          3. 17.(1) Amend section 3(2) (application by spouse or former spouse:...

          4. 18.In section 3(2A) (application by person living as husband or...

          5. 19.In section 6(3) and (10) (variation etc. of orders which...

          6. 20.After section 14 insert— Provision as to cases where no...

          7. 21.After section 15 insert— Restriction imposed in proceedings for the...

          8. 22.After section 15A insert— Restriction imposed in proceedings under Schedule...

          9. 23.In section 16(1) (power to vary secured periodical payments orders)—...

          10. 24.In section 17(4) (meaning of “maintenance agreement”)—

          11. 25.After section 18 insert— Availability of court’s powers under this...

          12. 26.(1) Amend section 19 (effect, duration and form of orders)...

          13. 27.(1) Amend section 25 (interpretation) as follows.

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Financial relief in the High Court or a county court etc.

      1. Part 1 Financial provision in connection with dissolution, nullity or separation

        1. Circumstances in which orders under this Part may be made

          1. 1.(1) The court may make any one or more of...

        2. The orders: periodical and secured periodical payments and lump sums

          1. 2.(1) The orders are— (a) an order that either civil...

        3. Particular provision that may be made by lump sum orders

          1. 3.(1) An order under this Part requiring one civil partner...

        4. When orders under this Part may take effect

          1. 4.(1) If an order is made under paragraph 2(1)(a), (b)...

        5. Restrictions on making of orders under this Part

          1. 5.The power to make an order under paragraph 2(1)(d), (e)...

      2. Part 2 Property adjustment on or after dissolution, nullity or separation

        1. Circumstances in which property adjustment orders may be made

          1. 6.(1) The court may make one or more property adjustment...

        2. Property adjustment orders

          1. 7.(1) The property adjustment orders are— (a) an order that...

        3. When property adjustment orders may take effect

          1. 8.(1) If a property adjustment order is made on or...

        4. Restrictions on making property adjustment orders

          1. 9.The power to make a property adjustment order under paragraph...

      3. Part 3 Sale of property orders

        1. Circumstances in which sale of property orders may be made

          1. 10.(1) The court may make a sale of property order—...

        2. Sale of property orders

          1. 11.(1) A sale of property order is an order for...

        3. When sale of property orders may take effect

          1. 12.(1) If a sale of property order is made on...

        4. When sale of property orders cease to have effect

          1. 13.If a sale of property order contains a provision requiring...

        5. Protection of third parties

          1. 14.(1) Sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) apply if—

      4. Part 4 Pension sharing orders on or after dissolution or nullity order

        1. Circumstances in which pension sharing orders may be made

          1. 15.(1) The court may make a pension sharing order—

        2. Pension sharing orders

          1. 16.(1) A pension sharing order is an order which—

        3. Pension sharing orders: apportionment of charges

          1. 17.If a pension sharing order relates to rights under a...

        4. Restrictions on making of pension sharing orders

          1. 18.(1) A pension sharing order may not be made in...

        5. When pension sharing orders may take effect

          1. 19.(1) A pension sharing order is not to take effect...

      5. Part 4A Pension compensation sharing orders on or after dissolution or nullity order

        1. 19A.Circumstances in which pension compensation sharing orders may be made

        2. 19B.Pension compensation sharing orders

        3. 19C.Pension compensation sharing orders: apportionment of charges

        4. 19D.Restrictions on making pension compensation sharing orders

        5. 19E.When pension compensation sharing orders may take effect

        6. 19F.Interpretation

      6. Part 5 Matters to which court is to have regard under Parts 1 to 4A

        1. General

          1. 20.The court in deciding— (a) whether to exercise its powers...

        2. Particular matters to be taken into account when exercising powers in relation to civil partners

          1. 21.(1) This paragraph applies to the exercise by the court...

        3. Particular matters to be taken into account when exercising powers in relation to children

          1. 22.(1) This paragraph applies to the exercise by the court...

        4. Terminating financial obligations

          1. 23.(1) Sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) apply if, on or after...

      7. Part 6 Making of Part 1 orders having regard to pension benefits

        1. Pension benefits to be included in matters to which court is to have regard

          1. 24.(1) The matters to which the court is to have...

        2. Provisions applying where pension benefits taken into account in decision to make Part 1 order

          1. 25.(1) This paragraph applies if, having regard to any benefits...

        3. Pensions: lump sums

          1. 26.(1) This paragraph applies if the benefits which the civil...

        4. Pensions: supplementary

          1. 27.If— (a) a Part 1 order made by virtue of...

        5. Regulations

          1. 28.(1) The Lord Chancellor may by regulations—

        6. Interpretation of provisions relating to pensions

          1. 29.(1) In this Part “the civil partner with pension rights”...

      8. Part 7 Pension protection fund compensation etc.

        1. PPF compensation to be included in matters to which court is to have regard

          1. 30.(1) The matters to which a court is to have...

        2. Assumption of responsibility by PPF Board in paragraph 25(2) cases

          1. 31.(1) This paragraph applies to an order under Part 1...

        3. Assumption of responsibility by PPF Board in paragraph 25(5) cases

          1. 32.(1) This paragraph applies to an order under Part 1...

        4. Lump sums: power to modify paragraph 26 in respect of assessment period

          1. 33.Regulations may modify paragraph 26 in its application to an...

        5. Assumption of responsibility by the Board not to affect power of court to vary order etc.

          1. 34.(1) This paragraph applies where the court makes, in relation...

        6. Attachment of PPF compensation

          1. 34A.(1) This paragraph applies if, having regard to any PPF...

          2. 34B.(1) Regulations may— (a) make provision, in relation to any...

        7. Regulations

          1. 35.Regulations may make such consequential modifications of any provision of,...

          2. 36.(1) In this Part “regulations” means regulations made by the...

        8. Interpretation

          1. 37.(1) In this Part— “assessment period” means— an assessment period...

      9. Part 8 Maintenance pending outcome of dissolution, nullity or separation proceedings

        1. 38.On an application for a dissolution, nullity or separation order,...

      10. Part 9 Failure to maintain: financial provision (and interim orders)

        1. Circumstances in which orders under this Part may be made

          1. 39.(1) Either civil partner in a subsisting civil partnership may...

        2. Interim orders

          1. 40.An interim order is an order requiring the respondent to...

        3. Orders that may be made where failure to maintain established

          1. 41.(1) The orders are— (a) an order that the respondent...

        4. Particular provision that may be made by lump sum orders

          1. 42.(1) An order under this Part for the payment of...

        5. Matters to which the court is to have regard on application under paragraph 39(1)(a)

          1. 43.(1) This paragraph applies if an application under paragraph 39...

        6. Matters to which the court is to have regard on application under paragraph 39(1)(b)

          1. 44.(1) This paragraph applies if an application under paragraph 39...

        7. Restrictions on making orders under this Part

          1. 45.The power to make an order under paragraph 41(1)(d), (e)...

      11. Part 10 Commencement of certain proceedings and duration of certain orders

        1. Commencement of proceedings for ancillary relief, etc.

          1. 46.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies if an application for a dissolution,...

        2. Duration of periodical and secured periodical payments orders for a civil partner

          1. 47.(1) The court may specify in a periodical payments or...

        3. Subsequent civil partnership or marriage

          1. 48.If after the making of a dissolution or nullity order...

        4. Duration of continuing orders in favour of children, and age limit on making certain orders in their favour

          1. 49.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (5)— (a) no order under Part...

      12. Part 11 Variation, discharge etc. of certain orders for financial relief

        1. Orders etc. to which this Part applies

          1. 50.(1) This Part applies to the following orders—

        2. Powers to vary, discharge, suspend or revive order

          1. 51.(1) If the court has made an order to which...

        3. Power to remit arrears

          1. 52.(1) If the court has made an order referred to...

        4. Additional powers on discharging or varying a periodical or secured periodical payments order after dissolution of civil partnership

          1. 53.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies if, after the dissolution of a...

          2. 54.(1) An order for the payment of a lump sum...

        5. Variation etc. of periodical or secured periodical payments orders made in cases of failure to maintain

          1. 55.(1) An application for the variation under paragraph 51 of...

        6. Variation etc. of property adjustment , pension sharing and pension compensation sharing orders

          1. 56.The court must not exercise the powers conferred by this...

          2. 57.(1) In relation to a pension sharing order or pension...

          3. 58.(1) Sub-paragraphs (2) and (3)— (a) are subject to paragraphs...

        7. Matters to which court is to have regard in exercising powers under this Part

          1. 59.(1) In exercising the powers conferred by this Part the...

        8. Variation of secured periodical payments order where person liable has died

          1. 60.(1) This paragraph applies if the person liable to make...

        9. Power to direct when variation etc. is to take effect

          1. 61.(1) If the court, in exercise of its powers under...

          2. 62.(1) If— (a) a periodical payments or secured periodical payments...

      13. Part 12 Arrears and repayments

        1. Payment of certain arrears unenforceable without the leave of the court

          1. 63.(1) This paragraph applies if any arrears are due under—...

        2. Orders for repayment in certain cases of sums paid under certain orders

          1. 64.(1) This paragraph applies if— (a) a person (“R”) is...

        3. Orders for repayment after cessation of order because of subsequent civil partnership etc.

          1. 65.(1) Sub-paragraphs (3) and (4) apply if—

      14. Part 13 Consent orders and maintenance agreements

        1. Consent orders for financial relief

          1. 66.(1) Regardless of anything in the preceding provisions of this...

        2. Meaning of “maintenance agreement” and “financial arrangements”

          1. 67.(1) In this Part “maintenance agreement” means any agreement in...

        3. Validity of maintenance agreements

          1. 68.If a maintenance agreement includes a provision purporting to restrict...

        4. Alteration of agreements by court during lives of parties

          1. 69.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (1A), either party to a maintenance...

        5. Restrictions on applications to and orders by magistrates' courts under paragraph 69

          1. 70.(1) A magistrates' court must not entertain an application under...

        6. Provisions relating to periodical and secured periodical payments: duration

          1. 71.(1) If a court decides to make an order under...

        7. Saving

          1. 72.Nothing in paragraphs 68 to 71 affects—

        8. Alteration of agreements by court after death of one party

          1. 73.(1) This paragraph applies if— (a) a maintenance agreement provides...

      15. Part 14 Miscellaneous and supplementary

        1. Avoidance of transactions intended to prevent or reduce financial relief

          1. 74.(1) This paragraph applies if proceedings for relief (“financial relief”)...

          2. 75.(1) Any reference in paragraph 74 to defeating A’s claim...

        2. Direction for settlement of instrument for securing payments or effecting property adjustment

          1. 76.(1) This paragraph applies if the court decides to make—...

        3. Settlement, etc., made in compliance with a property adjustment order may be avoided on bankruptcy of settlor

          1. 77.The fact that— (a) a settlement, or

        4. Payments, etc., under order made in favour of person suffering from mental disorder

          1. 78.(1) This paragraph applies if— (a) the court makes an...

        5. Appeals relating to pension sharing orders which have taken effect

          1. 79.(1) Sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) apply if an appeal against...

        6. Appeals relating to pension compensation sharing orders which have taken effect

          1. 79A.(1) This paragraph applies where an appeal against a pension...

        7. Interpretation

          1. 80.(1) References in this Schedule to— (a) periodical payments orders,...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Financial relief in magistrates' courts etc.

      1. Part 1 Failure to maintain etc.: financial provision

        1. Circumstances in which orders under this Part may be made

          1. 1.(1) On an application to it by one of the...

        2. The orders: periodical and secured periodical payments and lump sums

          1. 2.(1) The orders are— (a) an order that the respondent...

        3. Particular provision that may be made by lump sum orders

          1. 3.(1) An order under this Part for the payment of...

        4. Matters to which court is to have regard in exercising its powers under this Part—general

          1. 4.If an application is made for an order under this...

        5. Particular matters to be taken into account when exercising powers in relation to civil partners

          1. 5.(1) This paragraph applies in relation to the exercise by...

        6. Particular matters to be taken into account when exercising powers in relation to children

          1. 6.(1) This paragraph applies in relation to the exercise by...

        7. Reconciliation

          1. 7.(1) If an application is made for an order under...

        8. Refusal of order in case more suitable for High Court

          1. 8.(1) If on hearing an application for an order under...

      2. Part 2 Orders for agreed financial provision

        1. Orders for payments which have been agreed by the parties

          1. 9.(1) Either civil partner may apply to a magistrates' court...

        2. Meaning of “financial provision” and of references to specified financial provision

          1. 10.(1) In this Part “financial provision” means any one or...

        3. Evidence to be produced where respondent not present etc.

          1. 11.(1) This paragraph applies if— (a) the respondent is not...

        4. Exercise of powers in relation to children

          1. 12.(1) This paragraph applies if the financial provision specified in...

        5. Power to make alternative orders

          1. 13.(1) This paragraph applies if on an application under this...

        6. Relationship between this Part and Part 1

          1. 14.(1) A civil partner who has applied for an order...

      3. Part 3 Orders of court where civil partners living apart by agreement

        1. Powers of court where civil partners are living apart by agreement

          1. 15.(1) If— (a) the civil partners have been living apart...

        2. The orders that may be made under this Part

          1. 16.(1) The orders are— (a) an order that the respondent...

        3. Restrictions on orders under this Part

          1. 17.The court in the exercise of its powers under this...

        4. Relationship with powers under Part 1

          1. 18.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies if on an application under this...

        5. Matters to be taken into consideration

          1. 19.Paragraphs 4 to 6 apply in relation to an application...

      4. Part 4 Interim orders

        1. Circumstances in which interim orders may be made

          1. 20.(1) This paragraph applies if an application has been made...

        2. Meaning of interim order

          1. 21.(1) An interim order is an order requiring the respondent...

        3. When interim order may start

          1. 22.(1) An interim order may provide for payments to be...

        4. Payments which can be treated as having been paid on account

          1. 23.(1) If an interim order made by the High Court...

        5. When interim order ceases to have effect

          1. 24.(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3), an interim order...

        6. Supplementary

          1. 25.(1) An interim order made by the High Court under...

      5. Part 5 Commencement and duration of orders under Parts 1, 2 and 3

        1. Duration of periodical payments order for a civil partner

          1. 26.(1) The court may specify in a periodical payments order...

        2. Age limit on making orders for financial provision for children and duration of such orders

          1. 27.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (5), no order is to be...

        3. Application of paragraphs 26 and 27 to Part 2 orders

          1. 28.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (3), paragraph 26 applies in relation...

        4. Effect on certain orders of parties living together

          1. 29.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies if periodical payments are required to...

      6. Part 6 Variation etc. of orders

        1. Power to vary, revoke, suspend or revive order

          1. 30.(1) If a magistrates' court has made an order for...

        2. Powers to order lump sum on variation

          1. 31.(1) If a magistrates' court has made an order under...

        3. Power to specify when order as varied is to take effect

          1. 32.An order made under this Part which varies an order...

          2. 33.(1) If— (a) there is in force an order (“the...

        4. Matters to which court is to have regard in exercising powers under this Part

          1. 34.(1) In exercising the powers conferred by this Part the...

        5. Variation of orders for periodical payments: further provisions

          1. 35.(1) The power of the court under paragraphs 30 to...

          2. 36.(1) If— (a) a magistrates' court has made an order...

          3. 37.(1) Before varying the order by exercising one of its...

          4. 38.(1) Section 59(4) of the 1980 Act (power of court...

        6. Persons who may apply under this Part

          1. 39.An application under paragraph 30, 31 or 36 may be...

        7. Revival of orders for periodical payments

          1. 40.(1) If an order made by a magistrates' court under...

        8. Variation of instalments of lump sum

          1. 41.If in the exercise of its powers under section 75...

        9. Supplementary provisions with respect to variation and revocation of orders

          1. 42.None of the following powers apply in relation to an...

      7. Part 7 Arrears and repayments

        1. Enforcement etc. of orders for payment of money

          1. 43.Section 32 of the Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates' Courts Act...

        2. Orders for repayment after cessation of order because of subsequent civil partnership etc.

          1. 44.(1) Sub-paragraphs (3) and (4) apply if—

      8. Part 8 Supplementary

        1. Restrictions on making of orders under this Schedule: welfare of children

          1. 45.If— (a) an application is made by a civil partner...

        2. Constitution of courts, powers of High Court and county court in relation to orders and appeals

          1. 46.The following provisions of the Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates' Courts...

        3. Provisions as to jurisdiction and procedure

          1. 47.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (1A) and to section 2 of...

        4. Meaning of “child of the family”

          1. 48.In this Schedule “child of the family”, in relation to...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Financial relief in England and Wales after overseas dissolution etc. of a civil partnership

      1. Part 1 Financial relief

        1. Part applies where civil partnership has been dissolved etc. overseas

          1. 1.(1) This Part of this Schedule applies where—

        2. Either civil partner may make application for financial relief

          1. 2.(1) Either of the civil partners may make an application...

        3. No application after formation of subsequent civil partnership or marriage

          1. 3.(1) If— (a) the civil partnership has been dissolved or...

        4. Leave of court required for making of application

          1. 4.(1) No application for an order under paragraph 9 or...

        5. Interim orders for maintenance

          1. 5.(1) Where— (a) leave is granted under paragraph 4, and...

        6. Paragraphs 7 and 8 apply where application made for relief under paragraph 9 or 13

          1. 6.Paragraphs 7 and 8 apply where— (a) one of the...

        7. Jurisdiction of the court

          1. 7.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (6), the court shall have jurisdiction...

        8. Duty of the court to consider whether England and Wales is appropriate venue for application

          1. 8.(1) Before deciding the application, the court must consider whether...

        9. Orders for financial provision, property adjustment , pension sharing and pension compensation sharing

          1. 9.(1) Sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) apply where one of the...

        10. Matters to which court is to have regard in exercising its powers under paragraph 9

          1. 10.(1) The court, in deciding— (a) whether to exercise its...

        11. Restriction of powers under paragraph 9 where jurisdiction depends on civil partnership home in England or Wales

          1. 11.(1) Sub-paragraphs (2) to (4) apply where the court has...

        12. Consent orders under paragraph 9

          1. 12.(1) On an application for a consent order under paragraph...

        13. Orders for transfers of tenancies of dwelling-houses

          1. 13.(1) This paragraph applies if— (a) an application is made...

        14. Application to orders under paragraphs 5 and 9 of provisions of Schedule 5

          1. 14.(1) The following provisions of Schedule 5 apply in relation...

        15. Avoidance of transactions designed to defeat claims under paragraphs 5 and 9

          1. 15.(1) Sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) apply where one of the...

        16. Presumptions for the purposes of paragraph 15

          1. 16.(1) Sub-paragraph (3) applies where— (a) an application is made...

      2. Part 2 Steps to prevent avoidance prior to application for leave under paragraph 4

        1. Prevention of transactions intended to defeat prospective claims under paragraphs 5 and 9

          1. 17.(1) If it appears to the court, on application by...

      3. Part 3 Supplementary

        1. Paragraphs 15 to 17: meaning of “disposition” and saving

          1. 18.(1) In paragraphs 15 to 17 “disposition” does not include...

        2. Interpretation of Schedule

          1. 19.In this Schedule— “the court” means the High Court or,...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Housing and tenancies

      1. Law of Property Act 1925 (c. 20)

        1. 1.(1) Amend section 149(6) (which includes provision for a lease...

      2. Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (c. 56)

        1. 2.In paragraph 1(e) of Schedule 3 (grounds for possession: premises...

      3. Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (c. 88)

        1. 3.In section 1(1ZC)(c) (which refers to section 149(6) of the...

        2. 4.In section 1B (which refers to a tenancy granted so...

        3. 5.(1) Amend section 3(1) (meaning of “long tenancy”) as follows....

        4. 6.(1) Amend section 7 (rights of members of family succeeding...

        5. 7.In section 18(3) (members of landlord’s family whose residential rights...

      4. Caravan Sites Act 1968 (c. 52)

        1. 8.In section 3(2) (“occupier” includes surviving spouse of deceased occupier),...

      5. Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976 (c. 80)

        1. 9.(1) Amend section 3 (protected occupiers by succession) as follows....

        2. 10.(1) Amend section 4 (statutory tenants and tenancies) as follows....

        3. 11.In section 31(3)(c) (power of Secretary of State and National...

        4. 12.In paragraph 1 of Case 9 in Part 1 of...

      6. Rent Act 1977 (c. 42)

        1. 13.(1) In Part 1 of Schedule 1 (statutory tenants by...

        2. 14.In Schedule 15 (grounds for possession), in Case 9 in...

      7. Protection from Eviction Act 1977 (c. 43)

        1. 15.In section 4(2)(b) (special provisions for agricultural employees: “occupier” includes...

      8. Housing Act 1980 (c. 51)

        1. 16.In section 54(2) (protected shorthold tenancy etc. may not be...

        2. 17.In section 76(3) (which amends provisions of the Rent (Agriculture)...

      9. Housing Act 1985 (c. 68)

        1. 18.In sections 39(2)(b) and 160(2)(b) (meaning of “qualifying person” in...

        2. 19.In section 39(3) (disposals exempt if in pursuance of certain...

        3. 20.In section 87(a) (entitlement of tenant’s spouse to succeed to...

        4. 21.(1) Amend section 88 (cases where secure tenant is a...

        5. 22.(1) Amend section 89 (succession to periodic secured tenancy) as...

        6. 23.In section 90(3)(a) (secure tenancy for term certain does not...

        7. 24.In section 91(3)(b) (assignments not prohibited if in pursuance of...

        8. 25.In section 99B(2)(e) (subsection applies to assignees in pursuance of...

        9. 26.In section 101(3)(c) (assignees in pursuance of certain orders are...

        10. 27.(1) Amend sections 113 and 186 (meaning of “member of...

        11. 28.In section 123(2)(a) (family members with whom right to buy...

        12. 29.In section 130(3) (persons whose receipt of discount results in...

        13. 30.In section 160(3) (right to buy: disposals in pursuance of...

        14. 31.In section 171B(4)(b) (persons who become tenants in pursuance of...

        15. 32.In section 554(2A) (grant by registered social landlords to former...

        16. 33.In Part 1 of Schedule 2 (secure tenancies: grounds for...

        17. 34.In paragraphs 2, 5 and 5A of Schedule 4 (qualifying...

        18. 35.(1) Amend Schedule 6A (redemption of landlord’s share) as follows....

      10. Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (c. 5)

        1. 36.(1) In sections 35(2) and 49(3) (interpretation respectively of sections...

        2. 37.In section 36 (eligible person may apply for new tenancy...

        3. 38.In section 50 (eligible person may apply for new tenancy...

        4. 39.(1) Amend Schedule 6 (eligibility to apply for new tenancy...

      11. Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (c. 31)

        1. 40.(1) Amend section 4 (meaning of “relevant disposal” for purposes...

      12. Housing Act 1988 (c. 50)

        1. 41.(1) Amend section 17 (succession to assured periodic tenancy by...

        2. 42.In section 82(1)(b) (after disposal by housing action trust, legal...

        3. 43.(1) Amend Schedule 2 (assured tenancies: grounds for possession) as...

        4. 44.(1) Amend paragraph 3 of Schedule 3 (agricultural worker condition...

        5. 45.(1) Amend paragraph 4 of Schedule 11 (exempted disposals by...

      13. Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42)

        1. 46.In paragraph 5(1)(c) of Schedule 10 (long residential tenancies: grounds...

      14. Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (c. 28)

        1. 47.(1) Amend section 7 (meaning of “long lease”) as follows....

        2. 48.In section 10(5) (members of family of resident landlord), for...

      15. Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 (c. 8)

        1. 49.In section 7(3) (which refers to section 149(6) of the...

      16. Housing Act 1996 (c. 52)

        1. 50.(1) Amend section 15 (relevant and exempted disposals) as follows....

        2. 51.(1) Amend sections 62 and 140 (meaning of “member of...

        3. 52.In section 132 (introductory tenancies: cases where tenant is successor),...

        4. 53.(1) Amend section 133 (succession to introductory tenancy) as follows....

        5. 54.In section 134(2)(a) (introductory tenancy may not be assigned except...

        6. 55.In section 143H(5)(a) (two or more successors to demoted tenancy),...

        7. 56.In section 143I(3) (tenancy does not cease to be demoted...

        8. 57.For paragraphs (a) and (b) of section 143J(5) (successor by...

        9. 58.In section 143K(2) (demoted tenancy may be assigned only in...

        10. 59.(1) Amend section 143P (meaning of “member of another’s family”)...

        11. 60.In section 160 (cases where provisions about allocations do not...

        12. 61.(1) Amend section 178 (meaning of “associated person” in Part...

      17. Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (c. 53)

        1. 62.In section 30(6)(a) (power to provide for financial position of...

        2. 63.(1) In section 54(3) (disposals in pursuance of certain orders...

      18. Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 (c. 15)

        1. 64.In section 76(2)(c) (which refers to section 149(6) of the...

        2. 65.In section 77(1) (“long lease”: exclusion of certain leases terminable...

        3. 66.In paragraph 3(8) of Schedule 6 (members of freeholder’s family...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      Family homes and domestic violence

      1. Part 1 Amendments of the Family Law Act 1996 (c. 27)

        1. 1.(1) Amend section 30 (rights concerning matrimonial home where one...

        2. 2.(1) Amend section 31 (effect of matrimonial home rights as...

        3. 3.For section 32 (further provisions relating to matrimonial home rights)...

        4. 4.(1) Amend section 33 (occupation orders where applicant has estate...

        5. 5.In section 34 (effect of order under section 33 where...

        6. 6.(1) Amend section 35 (one former spouse with no existing...

        7. 7.In section 36 (one cohabitant or former cohabitant with no...

        8. 8.(1) Amend section 37 (neither spouse entitled to occupy) as...

        9. 9.In section 42 (non-molestation orders), after subsection (4) insert—

        10. 10.(1) In section 44 (evidence of agreement to marry), after...

        11. 11.In section 49 (variation and discharge of orders), in subsection...

        12. 12.(1) Amend section 54 (dwelling-house subject to mortgage) as follows....

        13. 13.(1) Amend section 62 (meaning of “cohabitants”, “relevant child” and...

        14. 14.(1) Amend section 63 (interpretation of Part 4) as follows....

        15. 15.(1) Amend Schedule 4 (provisions supplementary to sections 30 and...

        16. 16.(1) Amend Schedule 7 (transfer of certain tenancies on divorce...

      2. Part 2 Consequential amendments

        1. Land Compensation Act 1973 (c. 26)

          1. 17.(1) Amend section 29A (spouses having statutory rights of occupation)...

        2. Housing Act 1985 (c. 68)

          1. 18.(1) Amend section 85 (extended discretion of court in certain...

          2. 19.In section 99B (persons qualifying for compensation) in subsection (2)(f),...

          3. 20.In section 101 (rent not to be increased on account...

        3. Insolvency Act 1986 (c. 45)

          1. 21.(1) Amend section 336 (rights of occupation etc. of bankrupt’s...

          2. 22.(1) Amend section 337 (rights of occupation of bankrupt) as...

        4. Housing Act 1988 (c. 50)

          1. 23.(1) Amend section 9 (extended discretion of court in possession...

        5. Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 (c. 15)

          1. 24.(1) Amend section 61 (matrimonial rights) as follows.

      3. Part 3 Transitional provision

        1. 25.(1) Any reference (however expressed) in any enactment, instrument or...

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      Forbidden degrees of relationship: Scotland

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      Financial provision in Scotland after overseas proceedings

      1. Part 1 Introductory

        1. 1.(1) This Schedule applies where— (a) a civil partnership has...

      2. Part 2 Circumstances in which court may entertain application for financial provision

        1. 2.(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (3A) and (4), if the jurisdictional...

      3. Part 3 Disposal of applications

        1. 3.(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) to (5), Scots law applies...

      4. Part 4 The expression “order for financial provision”

        1. 4.In this Schedule, “order for financial provision” means any one...

    12. SCHEDULE 12

      Prohibited degrees of relationship: Northern Ireland

      1. Absolute prohibitions

        1. 1.(1) Two people are within prohibited degrees of relationship if...

      2. Qualified prohibitions

        1. 2.(1) Two people are within prohibited degrees of relationship if...

        2. 3.Two people are within prohibited degrees of relationship if one...

    13. SCHEDULE 13

      Civil partnerships of persons under 18: Northern Ireland

      1. Part 1 Appropriate persons

        1. 1.Column 2 of the table specifies the appropriate persons (or...

        2. 2.In the table the following expressions have the same meaning...

      2. Part 2 Dispensing with consent

        1. Order dispensing with consent

          1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies if— (a) a young person and...

      3. Part 3 Recording consents and orders

        1. 4.Any consent required by section 145(1) must be sent to...

        2. 5.Any order made under paragraph 3, or a certified copy...

        3. 6.The registrar must keep a record of—

        4. 7.The record kept under paragraph 6 must be kept with...

    14. SCHEDULE 14

      Wills, administration of estates and family provision: Northern Ireland

      1. Part 1 Wills

        1. 1.Amend the Wills and Administration Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1994...

        2. 2.In Article 4(1) (will made by person under 18 invalid...

        3. 3.In Article 8(1) and (3) (avoidance of gifts to attesting...

        4. 4.In Article 9 (witnessing by creditor), after “spouse” insert “...

        5. 5.After Article 13 insert— Effect of civil partnership (1) Subject to paragraphs (2) to (6), a will is...

        6. 6.In Article 14 (revocation), in paragraph (1)(a), after “Article 12...

        7. 7.(1) Amend Article 23 (presumption as to effect of gift...

        8. 8.In Article 27(3) (construction and effect of references to failure...

      2. Part 2 Administration of estates and family provision

        1. Administration of Estates Act (Northern Ireland) 1955 (c. 24 (N.I.))

          1. 9.(1) Amend section 6A (spouse dying within 28 days of...

          2. 10.(1) Amend section 7 (rights of surviving spouse) as follows....

          3. 11.In section 8 (rights of issue), after “spouse” insert “...

          4. 12.In section 9 (rights of parents), after “spouse” insert “...

          5. 13.In section 10 (rights of brothers and sisters and their...

          6. 14.In section 11 (rights of next-of-kin), in subsection (1) after...

          7. 15.In section 38 (power to appoint trustees of infant’s property),...

        2. Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 (S.I. 1979/ 924 (N.I. 8))

          1. 16.(1) Amend Article 2 (interpretation) as follows.

          2. 17.(1) Amend Article 3 (application for financial provision from deceased...

          3. 18.In Article 4(1) (orders which may be made on an...

          4. 19.(1) Amend Article 5(2) (application by spouse or former spouse:...

          5. 20.In Article 5(2A) (application by person living as husband or...

          6. 21.(1) In Article 8(3) and (10) (variation etc. of orders...

          7. 22.After Article 16 insert— Provision as to cases where no...

          8. 23.After Article 17 insert— Restriction imposed in proceedings for the...

          9. 24.After Article 17A insert— Restriction imposed in proceedings under Schedule...

          10. 25.In Article 18(1) (power to vary secured periodical payments orders)—...

          11. 26.In Article 19(4) (meaning of “maintenance agreement”)—

          12. 27.After Article 20 insert— Availability of court’s powers under this...

          13. 28.(1) Amend Article 21 (effect, duration and form of orders)...

    15. SCHEDULE 15

      Financial relief in the High Court or a county court etc.: Northern Ireland

      1. Part 1 Financial provision in connection with dissolution, nullity or separation

        1. Circumstances in which orders under this Part may be made

          1. 1.(1) The court may make any one or more of...

        2. The orders: periodical and secured periodical payments and lump sums

          1. 2.(1) The orders are— (a) an order that either civil...

        3. Particular provision that may be made by lump sum orders

          1. 3.(1) An order under this Part requiring one civil partner...

        4. When orders under this Part may take effect

          1. 4.(1) If an order is made under paragraph 2(1)(a), (b)...

        5. Restrictions on making of orders under this Part

          1. 5.The power to make an order under paragraph 2(1)(d), (e)...

      2. Part 2 Property adjustment on or after dissolution, nullity or separation

        1. Circumstances in which property adjustment orders may be made

          1. 6.(1) The court may make one or more property adjustment...

        2. Property adjustment orders

          1. 7.(1) The property adjustment orders are— (a) an order that...

        3. When property adjustment orders may take effect

          1. 8.(1) If a property adjustment order is made on or...

        4. Restrictions on making property adjustment orders

          1. 9.The power to make a property adjustment order under paragraph...

      3. Part 3 Pension sharing orders on or after dissolution or nullity order

        1. Circumstances in which pension sharing orders may be made

          1. 10.(1) The court may make a pension sharing order—

        2. Pension sharing orders

          1. 11.(1) A pension sharing order is an order which—

        3. Pension sharing orders: apportionment of charges

          1. 12.If a pension sharing order relates to rights under a...

        4. Restrictions on making of pension sharing orders

          1. 13.(1) A pension sharing order may not be made in...

        5. When pension sharing orders may take effect

          1. 14.(1) A pension sharing order is not to take effect...

      4. PART 3A PENSION COMPENSATION SHARING ORDERS ON OR AFTER DISSOLUTION OR NULLITY ORDER

        1. Circumstances in which pension compensation sharing orders may be made

          1. 14A.(1) The court may make a pension compensation sharing order—...

        2. Pension compensation sharing orders

          1. 14B.(1) A pension compensation sharing order is an order which—...

        3. Pension compensation sharing orders: apportionment of charges

          1. 14C.The court may include in a pension compensation sharing order...

        4. Restrictions on making pension compensation sharing orders

          1. 14D.(1) A pension compensation sharing order may not be made...

        5. When pension compensation sharing orders may take effect

          1. 14E.(1) A pension compensation sharing order is not to take...

        6. Interpretation

          1. 14F.In this Schedule— “ PPF compensation ” means compensation payable...

      5. Part 4 Matters to which court is to have regard under Parts 1 to 3A

        1. General

          1. 15.The court in deciding— (a) whether to exercise its powers...

        2. Particular matters to be taken into account when exercising powers in relation to civil partners

          1. 16.(1) This paragraph applies to the exercise by the court...

        3. Particular matters to be taken into account when exercising powers in relation to children

          1. 17.(1) This paragraph applies to the exercise by the court...

        4. Terminating considerations

          1. 18.(1) Sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) apply if, on or after...

      6. Part 5 Making of Part 1 orders having regard to pension benefits

        1. Pension benefits to be included in matters to which court is to have regard

          1. 19.(1) The matters to which the court is to have...

        2. Provisions applying where pension benefits taken into account in decision to make Part 1 order

          1. 20.(1) This paragraph applies if, having regard to any benefits...

        3. Pensions: lump sums

          1. 21.(1) This paragraph applies if the benefits which the civil...

        4. Pensions: supplementary

          1. 22.If— (a) a Part 1 order made by virtue of...

        5. Regulations

          1. 23.(1) The Lord Chancellor may by regulations—

        6. Interpretation of provisions relating to pensions

          1. 24.(1) In this Part “the civil partner with pension rights”...

      7. Part 6 Pension protection fund compensation etc.

        1. PPF compensation to be included in matters to which court is to have regard

          1. 25.(1) The matters to which a court is to have...

        2. Assumption of responsibility by PPF Board in paragraph 20(2) cases

          1. 26.(1) This paragraph applies to an order under Part 1...

        3. Assumption of responsibility by PPF Board in paragraph 20(5) cases

          1. 27.(1) This paragraph applies to an order under Part 1...

        4. Lump sums: power to modify paragraph 21 in respect of assessment period

          1. 28.Regulations may modify paragraph 21 in its application to an...

        5. Assumption of responsibility by the Board not to affect power of court to vary order etc.

          1. 29.(1) This paragraph applies where the court makes, in relation...

        6. Attachment of PPF compensation

          1. 29A.(1) This paragraph applies if, having regard to any PPF...

          2. 29B.(1) Regulations may— (a) make provision, in relation to any...

        7. Regulations

          1. 30.Regulations may make such consequential modifications of any provision of,...

          2. 31.(1) In this Part “regulations” means regulations made by the...

        8. Interpretation

          1. 32.(1) In this Part— “assessment period” means— an assessment period...

      8. Part 7 Maintenance pending outcome of dissolution, nullity or separation proceedings

        1. 33.On an application for a dissolution, nullity or separation order,...

      9. Part 8 Failure to maintain: financial provision (and interim orders)

        1. Circumstances in which orders under this Part may be made

          1. 34.(1) Either civil partner in a subsisting civil partnership may...

        2. Interim orders

          1. 35.An interim order is an order requiring the respondent to...

        3. Orders that may be made where failure to maintain established

          1. 36.(1) The orders are— (a) an order that the respondent...

        4. Particular provision that may be made by lump sum orders

          1. 37.(1) An order under this Part for the payment of...

        5. Matters to which the court is to have regard on application under paragraph 34(1)(a)

          1. 38.(1) This paragraph applies if an application under paragraph 34...

        6. Matters to which the court is to have regard on application under paragraph 34(1)(b)

          1. 39.(1) This paragraph applies if an application under paragraph 34...

        7. Restrictions on making orders under this Part

          1. 40.The power to make an order under paragraph 36(1)(d), (e)...

      10. Part 9 Commencement of certain proceedings and duration of certain orders

        1. Commencement of proceedings for ancillary relief, etc.

          1. 41.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies if an application for a dissolution,...

        2. Duration of periodical and secured periodical payments orders for a civil partner

          1. 42.(1) The court may specify in a periodical payments or...

        3. Subsequent civil partnership or marriage

          1. 43.If after the making of a dissolution or nullity order...

        4. Duration of continuing orders in favour of children, and age limit on making certain orders in their favour

          1. 44.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (5)— (a) no order under Part...

      11. Part 10 Variation, discharge etc. of certain orders for financial relief

        1. Orders etc. to which this Part applies

          1. 45.(1) This Part applies to the following orders—

        2. Powers to vary, discharge, suspend or revive order

          1. 46.(1) If the court has made an order to which...

        3. Power to remit arrears

          1. 47.(1) If the court has made an order referred to...

        4. Variation etc. of periodical or secured periodical payments orders made in cases of failure to maintain

          1. 48.(1) An application for the variation under paragraph 46 of...

        5. Variation etc. of property adjustment , pension sharing and pension compensation sharing orders

          1. 49.The court must not exercise the powers conferred by this...

          2. 50.(1) In relation to a pension sharing order or pension...

          3. 51.(1) No property adjustment order , pension sharing order or...

        6. Matters to which court is to have regard in exercising powers under this Part

          1. 52.(1) In exercising the powers conferred by this Part the...

        7. Variation of secured periodical payments order where person liable has died

          1. 53.(1) This paragraph applies if the person liable to make...

        8. Power to direct when variation etc. is to take effect

          1. 54.(1) If the court, in exercise of its powers under...

          2. 55.(1) If— (a) a periodical payments or secured periodical payments...

      12. Part 11 Arrears and repayments

        1. Payment of certain arrears unenforceable without the leave of the court

          1. 56.(1) This paragraph applies if any arrears are due under—...

        2. Orders for repayment in certain cases of sums paid under certain orders

          1. 57.(1) This paragraph applies if— (a) a person (“R”) is...

        3. Orders for repayment after cessation of order because of subsequent civil partnership etc.

          1. 58.(1) Sub-paragraphs (3) and (4) apply if—

      13. Part 12 Consent orders and maintenance agreements

        1. Consent orders for financial relief

          1. 59.(1) Regardless of anything in the preceding provisions of this...

        2. Meaning of “maintenance agreement” and “financial arrangements”

          1. 60.(1) In this Part “maintenance agreement” means any written agreement...

        3. Validity of maintenance agreements

          1. 61.If a maintenance agreement includes a provision purporting to restrict...

        4. Alteration of agreements by court during lives of parties

          1. 62.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (1A), either party to a maintenance...

        5. Restrictions on applications to and orders by courts of summary jurisdiction under paragraph 62

          1. 63.(1) A court of summary jurisdiction must not entertain an...

        6. Provisions relating to periodical and secured periodical payments: duration

          1. 64.(1) If a court decides to make an order under...

        7. Saving

          1. 65.Nothing in paragraphs 61 or 64 affects—

        8. Alteration of agreements by court after death of one party

          1. 66.(1) This paragraph applies if— (a) a maintenance agreement provides...

      14. Part 13 Miscellaneous and supplementary

        1. Avoidance of transactions intended to prevent or reduce financial relief

          1. 67.(1) This paragraph applies if proceedings for relief (“financial relief”)...

          2. 68.(1) Any reference in paragraph 67 to defeating A’s claim...

          3. 69.(1) An order under paragraph 67(2), to the extent that...

          4. 70.(1) The registration of a statutory charge created under paragraph...

        2. Direction for settlement of instrument for securing payments or effecting property adjustment

          1. 71.(1) This paragraph applies if the court decides to make—...

        3. Settlement, etc., made in compliance with a property adjustment order may be avoided on bankruptcy of settlor

          1. 72.The fact that— (a) a settlement, or

        4. Payments, etc., under order made in favour of person suffering from mental disorder

          1. 73.(1) This paragraph applies if— (a) the court makes an...

        5. Appeals relating to pension sharing orders which have taken effect

          1. 74.(1) Sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) apply if an appeal against...

        6. Appeals relating to pension compensation sharing orders which have taken effect

          1. 74A.(1) This paragraph applies where an appeal against a pension...

        7. Interpretation

          1. 75.(1) References in this Schedule to— (a) periodical payments orders,...

    16. SCHEDULE 16

      Financial relief in court of summary jurisdiction etc.: Northern Ireland

      1. Part 1 Failure to maintain etc.: financial provision

        1. Circumstances in which orders under this Part may be made

          1. 1.(1) On an application to it by one of the...

        2. The orders: periodical and secured periodical payments and lump sums

          1. 2.(1) The orders are— (a) an order that the respondent...

        3. Particular provision that may be made by lump sum orders

          1. 3.(1) An order under this Part for the payment of...

        4. Matters to which court is to have regard in exercising its powers under this Part – general

          1. 4.If an application is made for an order under this...

        5. Particular matters to be taken into account when exercising powers in relation to civil partners

          1. 5.(1) This paragraph applies in relation to the exercise by...

        6. Particular matters to be taken into account when exercising powers in relation to children

          1. 6.(1) This paragraph applies in relation to the exercise by...

        7. Reconciliation

          1. 7.(1) If before the hearing of any evidence in proceedings...

        8. Refusal of order in case more suitable for High Court

          1. 8.(1) If on hearing an application for an order under...

      2. Part 2 Orders for agreed financial provision

        1. Orders for payments which have been agreed by the parties

          1. 9.(1) Either civil partner may apply to the court for...

        2. Meaning of “financial provision” and of references to specified financial provision

          1. 10.(1) In this Part “financial provision” means any one or...

        3. Evidence to be produced where respondent not present etc.

          1. 11.(1) This paragraph applies if the respondent—

        4. Exercise of powers in relation to children

          1. 12.(1) This paragraph applies if the financial provision specified in...

        5. Power to make alternative orders

          1. 13.(1) This paragraph applies if on an application under this...

        6. Request for order under this Part in proceedings under Part 1

          1. 14.(1) On an application for an order under Part 1,...

      3. Part 3 Orders of court where civil partners living apart by agreement

        1. Powers of court where civil partners are living apart by agreement

          1. 15.(1) If— (a) the civil partners have been living apart...

        2. The orders that may be made under this Part

          1. 16.(1) The orders are— (a) an order that the respondent...

        3. Restrictions on orders under this Part

          1. 17.The court in the exercise of its powers under this...

        4. Relationship with powers under Part 1

          1. 18.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies if on an application under this...

        5. Matters to be taken into consideration

          1. 19.Paragraphs 4 to 6 apply in relation to an application...

      4. Part 4 Interim orders

        1. Circumstances in which interim orders may be made

          1. 20.(1) This paragraph applies if an application has been made...

        2. Meaning of interim order

          1. 21.(1) An interim order is an order requiring the respondent...

        3. When interim order may start

          1. 22.(1) An interim order may provide for payments to be...

        4. Payments which can be treated as having been paid on account

          1. 23.(1) If an order under Part 1, 2 or 3...

        5. When interim order ceases to have effect

          1. 24.(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3), an interim order...

        6. Supplementary

          1. 25.An interim order made by the High Court under paragraph...

      5. Part 5 Commencement and duration of orders under Parts 1, 2 and 3

        1. Duration of periodical payments order for a civil partner

          1. 26.(1) The court may specify in a periodical payments order...

        2. Age limit on making orders for financial provision for children and duration of such orders

          1. 27.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (5), no order is to be...

        3. Application of paragraphs 26 and 27 to Part 2 orders

          1. 28.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (3), paragraph 26 applies in relation...

        4. Effect on certain orders of parties living together

          1. 29.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies if periodical payments are required to...

      6. Part 6 Variation etc. of orders

        1. Power to vary, revoke, suspend or revive order

          1. 30.(1) If the court has made an order for the...

        2. Powers to order lump sum on variation

          1. 31.(1) If the court has made an order under paragraph...

        3. Power to specify when order as varied is to take effect

          1. 32.An order made under this Part which varies an order...

          2. 33.(1) If— (a) there is in force an order (“the...

        4. Matters to which court is to have regard in exercising powers under this Part

          1. 34.(1) In exercising the powers conferred by this Part the...

        5. Variation of orders for periodical payments: further provisions

          1. 35.(1) The power of the court under paragraphs 30 to...

          2. 36.(1) If— (a) a court of summary jurisdiction has made...

          3. 37.(1) Before varying the order by exercising one of its...

          4. 38.(1) Article 85(5) of the 1981 Order (power of court...

        6. Persons who may apply under this Part

          1. 39.An application under paragraph 30, 31 or 36 may be...

        7. Revival of orders for periodical payments

          1. 40.(1) If an order made by the court under this...

        8. Variation of instalments or remission of lump sum

          1. 41.(1) If in the exercise of its powers under Article...

        9. Supplementary provisions with respect to variation and revocation of orders

          1. 42.The powers of a court of summary jurisdiction to revoke,...

      7. Part 7 Arrears and repayments

        1. Enforcement etc. of orders for payment of money

          1. 43.Article 36 of the Domestic Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1980...

        2. Orders for repayment after cessation of order because of subsequent civil partnership etc.

          1. 44.(1) Sub-paragraphs (3) and (4) apply if—

      8. Part 8 Supplementary

        1. Restrictions on making of orders under this Schedule: welfare of children

          1. 45.If— (a) an application is made by a civil partner...

        2. Application of certain provisions of the Domestic Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1980

          1. 46.Articles 30 to 35 of the Domestic Proceedings (Northern Ireland)...

        3. Interpretation

          1. 47.(1) In this Schedule “child of the family”, in relation...

    17. SCHEDULE 17

      Financial relief in Northern Ireland after overseas dissolution etc. of a civil partnership

      1. Part 1 Financial relief

        1. Part applies where civil partnership has been dissolved etc. overseas

          1. 1.(1) This Part of this Schedule applies where—

        2. Either civil partner may make application for financial relief

          1. 2.(1) Either of the civil partners may make an application...

        3. No application after formation of subsequent civil partnership or marriage

          1. 3.(1) If— (a) the civil partnership has been dissolved or...

        4. Leave of court required for making of application

          1. 4.(1) No application for an order under paragraph 9 or...

        5. Interim orders for maintenance

          1. 5.(1) Where— (a) leave is granted under paragraph 4, and...

        6. Paragraphs 7 and 8 apply where application made for relief under paragraph 9 or 13

          1. 6.Paragraphs 7 and 8 apply where— (a) one of the...

        7. Jurisdiction of the court

          1. 7.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (6), the court shall have jurisdiction...

        8. Duty of the court to consider whether Northern Ireland is appropriate venue for application

          1. 8.(1) Before deciding the application, the court must consider whether...

        9. Orders for financial provision, property adjustment and pension sharing , pension sharing and pension compensation sharing

          1. 9.(1) Sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) apply where one of the...

        10. Matters to which court is to have regard in exercising its powers under paragraph 9

          1. 10.(1) The court, in deciding— (a) whether to exercise its...

        11. Restriction of powers under paragraph 9 where jurisdiction depends on civil partnership home in Northern Ireland

          1. 11.(1) Sub-paragraphs (2) to (4) apply where the court has...

        12. Consent orders under paragraph 9

          1. 12.(1) On an application for a consent order under paragraph...

        13. Orders for transfers of tenancies of dwelling-houses

          1. 13.(1) This paragraph applies if— (a) an application is made...

        14. Application to orders under paragraphs 5 and 9 of provisions of Schedule 15

          1. 14.(1) The following provisions of Schedule 15 apply in relation...

        15. Avoidance of transactions designed to defeat claims under paragraphs 5 and 9

          1. 15.(1) Sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) apply where one of the...

        16. Presumptions for the purposes of paragraph 15

          1. 16.(1) Sub-paragraph (3) applies where— (a) an application is made...

      2. Part 2 Steps to prevent avoidance prior to application for leave under paragraph 4

        1. Prevention of transactions intended to defeat prospective claims under paragraphs 5 and 9

          1. 17.(1) If it appears to the court, on application by...

      3. Part 3 Supplementary

        1. Paragraphs 15 to 17: meaning of “disposition” and saving

          1. 18.(1) In paragraphs 15 to 17 “disposition” does not include...

        2. Interpretation of Schedule

          1. 19.In this Schedule— “the court” means the High Court; “dwelling-house”...

    18. SCHEDULE 18

      Housing and tenancies: Northern Ireland

      1. Rent (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (S.I. 1978/1050 (N.I. 20))

        1. 1.In Article 14 (extended discretion of court), in paragraph (2),...

        2. 2.(1) Amend Schedule 1 (statutory tenants by succession) as follows....

        3. 3.In Schedule 4 (grounds for possession), in Case 3 in...

      2. Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/156 (N.I. 3))

        1. 4.(1) Amend Article 2A (meaning of member of a person’s...

      3. Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1983 (S.I. 1983/1118 (N.I. 15))

        1. 5.(1) In Article 24 (interpretation), amend paragraph (3) (meaning of...

        2. 6.(1) Amend Article 26 (succession on death of tenant) as...

        3. 7.In Article 32 (assignments), in paragraph (1), after sub-paragraph (a)...

        4. 8.In Article 33 (other disposals), in paragraph (2), after sub-paragraph...

        5. 9.In Article 94 (subletting or assignment), in paragraph (2), after...

        6. 10.In Schedule 3 (grounds for possession of dwelling-houses let under...

      4. Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 (S.I. 2003/412 (N.I. 2))

        1. 11.(1) Amend Article 3 (meaning of a person’s family) as...

        2. 12.In Article 13 (persons qualified to succeed tenant under an...

        3. 13.Article 14 (cases where tenant is a successor), in paragraph...

        4. 14.(1) Amend Article 15 (persons qualified to succeed tenant under...

        5. 15.Article 16 (assignment in general prohibited), in paragraph (2)(a), after...

        6. 16.In Article 28 (interpretation of Part 3), in the definition...

    19. SCHEDULE 19

      Family homes and domestic violence: Northern Ireland

      1. Part 1 Amendments of the Family Homes and Domestic Violence (Northern Ireland) Order (SI 1998/1071 (NI 6))

        1. 1.(1) Amend Article 2 (interpretation) as follows.

        2. 2.(1) Amend Article 3 (meaning of “cohabitees”, “relevant child” and...

        3. 3.(1) Amend Article 4 (rights concerning matrimonial home where one...

        4. 4.(1) Amend Article 5 (effect of matrimonial home rights as...

        5. 5.(1) Amend Article 6 (registration, etc. of matrimonial charge) as...

        6. 6.(1) Amend Article 7 (restriction on registration where spouse entitled...

        7. 7.(1) Amend Article 8 (cancellation of registration of matrimonial charge...

        8. 8.(1) Amend Article 9 (cancellation of registration after termination of...

        9. 9.(1) Amend Article 10 (release of matrimonial home rights and...

        10. 10.(1) Amend Article 11 (occupation orders where applicant has estate...

        11. 11.In Article 12 (effect of order under Article 11 where...

        12. 12.(1) Amend Article 13 (one former spouse with no existing...

        13. 13.In Article 14 (one cohabitee or former cohabitee with no...

        14. 14.(1) Amend Article 15 (neither spouse entitled to occupy) as...

        15. 15.In Article 20 (non-molestation orders), after paragraph (4) insert—

        16. 16.(1) In Article 22 (evidence of agreement to marry), after...

        17. 17.In Article 24 (variation and discharge of orders), in paragraph...

        18. 18.(1) Amend Article 31 (dwelling-house subject to mortgage) as follows....

        19. 19.(1) Amend Article 33 (actions by mortgagees: service of notice...

        20. 20.(1) Amend Article 39 (appeals) as follows.

        21. 21.(1) Amend Schedule 2 (transfer of certain tenancies on divorce...

      2. Part 2 Consequential amendments

        1. Land Registration Act (Northern Ireland) 1970 (c. 18)

          1. 22.In Part 1 of Schedule 6 (registration of certain burdens),...

        2. Registration of Deeds Act (Northern Ireland) 1970 (c. 25)

          1. 23.In section 4(4A), for “matrimonial charge (within the meaning of...

        3. Land Acquisition and Compensation (Northern Ireland) Order 1973 (S.I. 1973/1896 (N.I. 21))

          1. 24.(1) Amend Article 30A (spouses having statutory rights of occupation)...

        4. Rent (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (S.I. 1978/1050 (N.I. 20))

          1. 25.(1) Amend Article 14 (extended discretion of court in certain...

        5. Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1983 (S.I. 1983/1118 (N.I. 15))

          1. 26.In Article 36(1)(d) (rent not to be increased on account...

          2. 27.(1) Amend Article 47 (extended discretion of court in possession...

        6. Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/2405 (N.I. 19))

          1. 28.(1) Amend Article 309 (rights of occupation etc. of bankrupt’s...

          2. 29.(1) Amend Article 310 (rights of occupation of bankrupt) as...

      3. Part 3 Transitional provision

        1. 30.(1) Any reference (however expressed) in any enactment, instrument or...

    20. SCHEDULE 20

      Meaning of overseas relationship: specified relationships

      1. A relationship is specified for the purposes of section 213...

    21. SCHEDULE 21

      References to stepchildren etc. in existing Acts

      1. 1.The Declinature Act 1681 (c. 79) (Senators of College of...

      2. 2.Section 21 of the Small Landholders (Scotland) Act 1911 (c....

      3. 2A.Section 4(3) of the Workmen's Compensation Act 1925 (c. 84)...

      4. 3.Section 68(2)(e) of the Marriage Act 1949 (c. 76) (solemnisation...

      5. 4.Section 7(7) of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (c. 88)...

      6. 5.Section 18(3) of that Act (residential rights and exclusion of...

      7. 6.Section 2(2) of the Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969...

      8. 7.Section 27(5) of the Parliamentary and other Pensions Act 1972...

      9. 8.Section 184(5) of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (c. 39)...

      10. Paragraph 2(a) of Schedule 1 to the Damages (Scotland) Act...

      11. 9.Section 1(5) of the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (c. 30)...

      12. 10.The definition of “relative” in section 31(1) of the Credit...

      13. 11.Section 32(3) of the Estate Agents Act 1979 (c. 38)...

      14. 11A.Section 3(4) of the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) Act 1979...

      15. 12.Section 13(1) of the Administration of Justice Act 1982 (c....

      16. 13.Section 12(5) of the Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20)...

      17. 14.Section 25C(10) of that Act (supervision applications: meaning of “close...

      18. 15.Section 5(3) of the Mobile Homes Act 1983 (c. 34)...

      19. 15A.Section 11(6) of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984 (c. 51)...

      20. 15B.Section 22(2) of that Act (gifts in consideration of marriage)....

      21. 15C.Section 71(8) of that Act (accumulation and maintenance trusts).

      22. 16.Section 153(4) of the Companies Act 1985 (c. 6) (transactions...

      23. 17.Section 203(1) of that Act (notification of family and corporate...

      24. 18.Section 327(2) of that Act (extension of section 323 to...

      25. 19.Section 328(8) of that Act (extension of section 324 to...

      26. 20.Section 346(2) of that Act (“connected persons”).

      27. 21.Section 430E(8) of that Act (associates).

      28. 22.Section 742A(6) of that Act (meaning of “offer to the...

      29. 22A.Section 743(b) of that Act (“employees' share scheme”).

      30. 23.Section 74(4)(a) of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 (c. 66)...

      31. 24.Section 113(2) of the Housing Act 1985 (c. 68) (members...

      32. 25.Section 186(2) of that Act (members of a person’s family)....

      33. 26.Section 105(2) of the Housing Associations Act 1985 (c. 69)...

      34. 27.Section 20(6) of the Airports Act 1986 (c. 31) (powers...

      35. 28.Section 435(8) of the Insolvency Act 1986 (c. 45) (meaning...

      36. 29.Section 70(2)(a) and (c), (3)(a) and (4) of the Building...

      37. 30.Section 83(2)(c) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 (c. 26)...

      38. 31.Section 4(6) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (c....

      39. 31A.Paragraph 2(5) of Schedule 14 to the Income and Corporation...

      40. 32.Section 52(2)(a) of the Companies Act 1989 (c. 40) (meaning...

      41. 33.The definition of “relative” in section 105(1) of the Children...

      42. 34.Paragraph 1(2) of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Act 1990...

      43. 35.Section 11(1) of the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 1991 (c....

      44. 35A.Paragraphs 2(7), 2A(10) and 9(11) of Schedule 5 to the...

      45. 36.Section 77(3)(c) of the Friendly Societies Act 1992 (c. 40)...

      46. 37.The definitions of “son” and “daughter” in section 119A(2) of...

      47. 38.Paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 5 to the Charities Act 1993...

      48. 39.Section 10(5) of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development...

      49. 40.Section 61(2) of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 (c. 44)...

      50. 41.Section 2 of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995...

      51. 42.Section 161(1) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (c. 18)...

      52. 43.The definition of “relative” in section 63(1) of the Family...

      53. 44.Section 62(2) of the Housing Act 1996 (c. 52) (members...

      54. 45.Section 140(2) of that Act (members of a person’s family:...

      55. 46.Section 143P(3) of that Act (members of a person’s family:...

      56. 47.The definition of “relative” in section 178(3) of that Act...

      57. 48.Section 422(4)(b) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000...

      58. 49.Paragraph 16(2) of Schedule 11 to that Act (offers of...

      59. 49A.Section 80(4A) of the Care Standards Act 2000 (c. 14)...

      60. 50.Section 108(2)(c) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 10)...

      61. 51.Section 1(3) of the Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp...

      62. 52.Paragraph 3(8) of Schedule 6 to the Commonhold and Leasehold...

      63. 53.Section 127(6) of the Enterprise Act 2002 (c. 40) (associated...

      64. 54.Section 242(2) of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act...

      65. 55.Section 270A(3)(a) of that Act (limited exemption for qualifying childcare...

      66. 56.Section 318(3) of that Act (childcare: exemption for employer-provided care)....

      67. 57.Section 318A(3) of that Act (childcare: limited exemption for other...

      68. 58.Section 318C(8) of that Act (childcare: meaning of “qualifying child...

      69. 59.Section 371(7) of that Act (travel costs and expenses where...

      70. 60.Section 374(9) of that Act (non-domiciled employee's spouse's or child's...

      71. 61.Section 27(3)(a) and (c) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003...

      72. Section 71(3)(c) of the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003;

      73. Section 254(6)(b) of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland)...

      74. 62.Section 27(4) of the Human Tissue Act 2004 (c. 30)...

      75. 63.Section 54(9) of that Act (general interpretation).

    22. SCHEDULE 22

      References to stepchildren etc. in existing Northern Ireland legislation

      1. 1.The definition of “member of the family” in section 101...

      2. 2.Section 1(3)(f) of the Leasehold (Enlargement and Extension) Act (Northern...

      3. 3.Section 19(1)(a) of that Act (family of a person).

      4. 4.Section 3(7) of the Pensions (Increase) Act (Northern Ireland) 1971...

      5. 5.Article 6 of the Employers' Liability (Defective Equipment and Compulsory...

      6. 6.Article 2(2) of the Fatal Accidents (Northern Ireland) Order 1977...

      7. 6A.Article 5(3) of the Pneumoconiosis, etc., (Workers' Compensation) (Northern Ireland)...

      8. 7.Article 2(5) of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I....

      9. 8.Article 24(3) of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1983 (S.I....

      10. 9.The definition of “member of the family” in Article 2(2)...

      11. 10.Schedule 1 to the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986...

      12. 11.Article 10A of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (S.I....

      13. 12.Article 211(1) of that Order (notification of family and corporate...

      14. 13.Article 335(2) of that Order (extension of Article 331 to...

      15. 14.Article 336(8) of that Order (extension of Article 332 to...

      16. 15.Article 354(2) of that Order (“connected persons”).

      17. 16.Article 423(8) of that Order (associates).

      18. 17.Article 4(8) of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I....

      19. 18.Article 54(2)(a) of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1990 (S.I....

      20. 19.Article 2(4) of the Registered Homes (Northern Ireland) Order 1992...

      21. 20.The definition of “relative” in Article 2(2) of the Children...

      22. 21.Article 196(1) of the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996...

      23. 22.The definition of “relative” in Article 2(2) of the Family...

      24. 23.Article 3(2) of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 (S.I....

      25. 24.The definition of “relative” in Article 2(2) of the Firearms...

      26. 25.Section 4(3) of the Workmen's Compensation Act (Northern Ireland) 1927...

      27. 26.Article 5(3) of the Pneumoconiosis, etc., (Workers' Compensation) (Northern Ireland)...

    23. SCHEDULE 23

      Immigration control and formation of civil partnerships

      1. Part 1 Introduction

        1. Application of Schedule

          1. 1.(1) This Schedule applies if— (a) two people wish to...

        2. The qualifying condition

          1. 2.(1) For the purposes of this Schedule the qualifying condition,...

      2. Part 2 England and Wales

        1. Application of this Part

          1. 3.This Part of this Schedule applies if the civil partnership...

        2. Procedure for giving notice of proposed civil partnership

          1. 4.(1) Each notice of proposed civil partnership under Chapter 1...

        3. Declaration

          1. 5.The necessary declaration under section 8 must include a statement...

        4. Recording of notice

          1. 6.(1) The fact that a notice of proposed civil partnership...

        5. Supplementary

          1. 7.(1) Part 2 of this Act has effect in any...

      3. Part 3 Scotland

        1. Application of this Part

          1. 8.This Part of this Schedule applies if the civil partnership...

        2. Procedure for giving notice of proposed civil partnership

          1. 9.(1) Notice under section 88— (a) may be submitted to...

        3. Pre-condition for making entry in civil partnership notice book etc.

          1. 10.(1) Where the district registrar to whom notice is submitted...

        4. Supplementary

          1. 11.(1) Part 3 of this Act has effect in any...

      4. Part 4 Northern Ireland

        1. Application of this Part

          1. 12.This Part of this Schedule applies if the civil partnership...

        2. Procedure for giving civil partnership notices

          1. 13.(1) The civil partnership notices must be given—

        3. Accompanying statement as to the qualifying condition

          1. 14.A civil partnership notice given by a person subject to...

        4. Civil partnership notice book and civil partnership schedule

          1. 15.(1) No action must be taken under section 140(1) or...

        5. Supplementary

          1. 16.(1) Part 4 of this Act has effect in any...

      5. Part 5 Regulations

        1. 17.Any power to make regulations under this Schedule is exercisable...

    24. SCHEDULE 24

      Social security, child support and tax credits

      1. Part 1 Amendments of the Child Support Act 1991 (c. 48)

        1. 1.In section 8 (role of the courts with respect to...

        2. 2.In section 15 (powers of inspectors), in subsection (7)—

        3. 3.In section 55 (meaning of “child”), in subsection (2)—

        4. 4.For paragraph 6(5)(b) (as originally enacted) of Schedule 1 (maintenance...

        5. 5.After paragraph 6(5) (as originally enacted) of that Schedule insert—...

        6. 6.In paragraph 10C of that Schedule (as substituted by section...

      2. Part 2 Amendments of the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 (S.I. 1991/ 2628 (N.I. 23))

        1. 7.In Article 3 (meaning of “child”), in paragraph (2)—

        2. 8.In Article 10 (role of the courts with respect to...

        3. 9.In Article 17 (powers of inspectors), in paragraph (7)—

        4. 10.For paragraph 6(5)(b) (as originally enacted) of Schedule 1 (maintenance...

        5. 11.After paragraph 6(5) (as originally enacted) of that Schedule insert—...

        6. 12.In paragraph 10C of that Schedule (as substituted by section...

      3. Part 3 Amendments of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (c. 4)

        1. 13.In section 20 (descriptions of contributory benefits), in subsection (1)(f)(ii),...

        2. 14.In section 30A (incapacity benefit: entitlement), in subsection (2)(b)(ii), after...

        3. 15.In section 30B (incapacity benefit: rate), in subsection (3)(a), after...

        4. 16.(1) Amend section 36 (bereavement payment) as follows.

        5. 17.In section 36A (cases in which sections 37 to 41...

        6. 18.(1) Amend section 37 (widowed mother’s allowance) as follows.

        7. 19.(1) Amend section 38 (widow’s pension) as follows.

        8. 20.(1) Amend section 39A (widowed parent’s allowance) as follows.

        9. 21.(1) Amend section 39B (bereavement allowance where no dependent children)...

        10. 22.In section 39C (rate of widowed parent’s allowance and bereavement...

        11. 23.In section 46 (modifications of section 45 for calculating the...

        12. 24.(1) Amend section 48 (use of former spouse’s contributions) as...

        13. 25.(1) Amend section 48A (category B retirement pension for married...

        14. 26.(1) Amend section 48B (category B retirement pension for widows...

        15. 27.(1) Amend section 48BB (category B retirement pension: entitlement by...

        16. 28.(1) Amend section 51 (category B retirement pension for widowers)...

        17. 29.In section 51A (special provision for married people), in subsection...

        18. 30.In section 52 (special provision for surviving spouses), in subsection...

        19. 31.In section 60 (complete or partial failure to satisfy contributions...

        20. 32.In section 61A (contributions paid in error), in subsection (3)—...

        21. 33.In section 62 (graduated retirement benefit), after subsection (1)(aa) insert—...

        22. 34.In section 77 (guardian’s allowance)— (a) in subsection (6)(a)(ii), after...

        23. 35.In section 82 (short-term benefit: increase for adult dependants)—

        24. 36.In section 83A (pension increase for spouse)—

        25. 37.(1) Amend section 85 (pension increase: person with care of...

        26. 38.In section 113 (general provisions as to disqualification and suspension),...

        27. 39.In section 114 (persons maintaining dependants etc.)—

        28. 40.After subsection (1)(a) of section 121 (treatment of certain marriages)...

        29. 41.(1) Amend section 122 (interpretation of Parts 1 to 6...

        30. 42.In section 124 (income support), in subsection (1)(c), (f) and...

        31. 43.In section 126 (trade disputes), in subsection (3)(b), (c) and...

        32. 44.In section 127 (effect of return to work), for “married...

        33. 45.In section 132 (couples), in subsection (1), for “married or...

        34. 46.(1) Amend section 137 (interpretation of Part 7 and supplementary...

        35. 47.In section 143 (meaning of “person responsible for child”), in...

        36. 48.(1) Amend section 145A (entitlement after death of child) as...

        37. 49.(1) Amend section 150 (interpretation of Part 10) as follows....

        38. 50.In section 171ZL (entitlement to statutory adoption pay), in subsection...

        39. 51.(1) Amend Schedule 4A (additional pension) as follows.

        40. 52.(1) Amend Schedule 7 (industrial injuries benefits) as follows.

        41. 53.(1) Amend Schedule 8 (industrial injuries and diseases: old cases)...

        42. 54.In Schedule 9 (exclusions from entitlement to child benefit), in...

      4. Part 4 Amendments of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c. 5)

        1. 55.In section 2AA (full entitlement to certain benefits conditional on...

        2. 56.In section 3 (late claims for bereavement benefit where death...

        3. 57.(1) Amend section 15A (payment out of benefit of sums...

        4. 58.(1) Amend section 71 (overpayments – general) as follows.

        5. 59.In section 73 (overlapping benefits – general), in subsections (2)(b)...

        6. 60.In section 74A (payment of benefit where maintenance payments collected...

        7. 61.(1) Amend section 78 (recovery of social fund awards) as...

        8. 62.In section 105 (failure to maintain – general), in subsection...

        9. 63.(1) Amend section 107 (recovery of expenditure on income support:...

        10. 64.In section 109B (power to require information), in subsection (5)(a),...

        11. 65.In section 139 (arrangement for community charge benefits), in subsection...

        12. 66.In section 156 (up-rating under section 150 of pensions increased...

      5. Part 5 Amendments of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 7)

        1. 67.In section 20 (descriptions of contributory benefits), in subsection (1)(f)(ii),...

        2. 68.In section 30A (incapacity benefit: entitlement), in subsection (2)(b)(ii), after...

        3. 69.In section 30B (incapacity benefit: rate), in subsection (3)(a), after...

        4. 70.(1) Amend section 36 (bereavement payment) as follows.

        5. 71.In section 36A (cases in which sections 37 to 41...

        6. 72.(1) Amend section 37 (widowed mother’s allowance) as follows.

        7. 73.(1) Amend section 38 (widow’s pension) as follows.

        8. 74.(1) Amend section 39A (widowed parent’s allowance) as follows.

        9. 75.(1) Amend section 39B (bereavement allowance where no dependent children)...

        10. 76.In section 39C (rate of widowed parent’s allowance and bereavement...

        11. 77.In section 46 (modifications of section 45 for calculating the...

        12. 78.(1) Amend section 48 (use of former spouse’s contributions) as...

        13. 79.(1) Amend section 48A (category B retirement pension for married...

        14. 80.(1) Amend section 48B (category B retirement pension for widows...

        15. 81.(1) Amend section 48BB (category B retirement pension: entitlement by...

        16. 82.(1) Amend section 51 (category B retirement pension for widowers)...

        17. 83.In section 51A (special provision for married people), in subsection...

        18. 84.In section 52 (special provision for surviving spouses), in subsection...

        19. 85.In section 60 (complete or partial failure to satisfy contribution...

        20. 86.In section 61A (contributions paid in error), in subsection (3)—...

        21. 87.In section 62 (graduated retirement benefit), after subsection (1)(aa) insert—...

        22. 88.In section 77 (guardian’s allowance)— (a) in subsection (6)(a)(ii), after...

        23. 89.In section 82 (short-term benefit: increase for adult dependants)—

        24. 90.In section 83A (pension increase for spouse)—

        25. 91.(1) Amend section 85 (pension increase (person with care of...

        26. 92.In section 113 (general provisions as to disqualification and suspension),...

        27. 93.In section 114 (persons maintaining dependants etc.)—

        28. 94.In section 120 (treatment of certain marriages), after subsection (1)(a)...

        29. 95.(1) Amend section 121 (interpretation of Parts 1 to 6...

        30. 96.In section 123 (income support), in subsection (1)(c), (f) and...

        31. 97.In section 125 (trade disputes), in subsection (3)(b), (c) and...

        32. 98.In section 126 (effect of return to work), for “married...

        33. 99.(1) Amend section 133 (interpretation of Part 7 and supplementary...

        34. 100.In section 139 (meaning of “person responsible for child”), in...

        35. 101.(1) Amend section 141A (entitlement after death of child) as...

        36. 102.(1) Amend section 146 (interpretation of Part 10) as follows....

        37. 103.In section 167ZL (entitlement to statutory adoption pay), in subsection...

        38. 104.(1) Amend Schedule 4A (additional pension) as follows.

        39. 105.(1) Amend Schedule 7 (industrial injuries benefits) as follows.

        40. 106.In Schedule 9 (exclusions from entitlement to child benefit), in...

      6. Part 6 Amendments of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 8)

        1. 107.In section 2AA (full entitlement to certain benefits conditional on...

        2. 108.In section 3 (late claims for bereavement benefit where death...

        3. 109.(1) Amend section 13A (payment out of benefit of sums...

        4. 110.(1) Amend section 69 (overpayments – general) as follows.

        5. 111.In section 71 (overlapping benefits – general), in subsections (2)(b)...

        6. 112.In section 72A (payment of benefit where maintenance payments collected...

        7. 113.(1) Amend section 74 (recovery of social fund awards) as...

        8. 114.In section 100 (failure to maintain – general), in subsection...

        9. 115.In section 102 (recovery of expenditure on income support: additional...

        10. 116.In section 103B (power to require information), in subsection (5)(a),...

        11. 117.In section 136 (up-rating under section 132 of pensions increased...

      7. Part 7 Amendments of the Jobseekers Act 1995 (c. 18)

        1. 118.In section 1 (the jobseeker’s allowance), in subsection (4), in...

        2. 119.In section 3 (the income-based conditions), in subsection (1)(dd) and...

        3. 120.In section 15 (effect on other claimants), in subsection (2)(b),...

        4. 121.In section 15A (trade disputes: joint-claim couples), in subsection (5)(c),...

        5. 122.In section 23 (recovery of sums in respect of maintenance),...

        6. 123.In section 31 (termination of awards), in subsections (1) and...

        7. 124.(1) Amend section 35 (interpretation) as follows.

        8. 125.In Schedule 1 (supplementary provisions), in paragraph 9C(1), for “married...

      8. Part 8 Amendments of the Child Support Act 1995 (c. 34)

        1. 126.(1) Amend subsection (7) of section 10 (the child maintenance...

        2. 127.After section 10(7) insert— (7A) For the purposes of this...

      9. Part 9 Amendments of the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/ 2702 (N.I. 13))

        1. 128.(1) Amend paragraph (7) of Article 4 (the child maintenance...

        2. 129.After that paragraph insert— (7A) For the purposes of this...

      10. Part 10 Amendments of the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/2705 (N.I. 15))

        1. 130.(1) Amend Article 2 (interpretation) as follows.

        2. 131.In Article 3 (the jobseeker’s allowance), in paragraph (4), in...

        3. 132.In Article 5 (the income-based conditions), in paragraphs (1)(dd) and...

        4. 133.In Article 17 (effect on other claimants), in paragraph (2)(b),...

        5. 134.In Article 17A (trade disputes: joint-claim couples), in paragraph (5)(c),...

        6. 135.In Article 25 (recovery of sums in respect of maintenance),...

        7. 136.In Article 32 (termination of awards), in paragraphs (1) and...

        8. 137.In Schedule 1 (supplementary provisions), in paragraph 9C(1), for “married...

      11. Part 11 Amendments of the Social Security Act 1998 (c. 14)

        1. 138.(1) Amend section 72 (power to reduce child benefit for...

      12. Part 12 Amendments of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/ 1506 (N.I. 10))

        1. 139.(1) Amend Article 68 (power to reduce child benefit for...

      13. Part 13 Amendments of the State Pension Credit Act 2002 (c. 16)

        1. 140.In sections 2(5)(a) and (8)(b), 3(1)(b), 4(1), 5, 6(3)(c)(ii) and...

        2. 141.In section 2(5)(b), for “such a couple” substitute “ a...

        3. 142.(1) Amend subsection (1) of section 17 (other interpretation provisions)...

        4. 143.After section 17(1) insert— (1A) For the purposes of this...

      14. Part 14 Amendments of the Tax Credits Act 2002 (c. 21)

        1. 144.(1) Amend section 3 (claims) as follows.

        2. 145.In sections 4(1)(g), 11(6)(b) and (c), 17(10)(b), 24(2) and 32(6),...

        3. 146.In sections 4(1)(g) and 17(10)(b), for “the married couple or...

        4. 147.(1) Renumber section 48 (interpretation) as subsection (1) of that...

      15. Part 15 Amendments of the State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002 (c. 14 (N.I.))

        1. 148.In sections 2(5)(a) and (8)(b), 3(1)(b), 4(1), 5, 6(3)(c)(ii) and...

        2. 149.In section 2(5)(b), for “such a couple” substitute “ a...

        3. 150.(1) Amend subsection (1) of section 17 (other interpretation provisions)...

        4. 151.After section 17(1) insert— (1A) For the purposes of this...

    25. SCHEDULE 25

      Amendment of certain enactments relating to pensions

      1. Fire Services Act 1947 (c. 41)

        1. 1.In section 26 (firemen’s pension scheme), in subsections (1) and...

      2. House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1948 (c. 36)

        1. 2.In section 4 (provision for cases of special hardship), in...

      3. Parliamentary and other Pensions Act 1972 (c. 48)

        1. 3.In section 27 (pensions for dependants of Prime Minister or...

      4. Theatres Trust Act 1976 (c. 27)

        1. 4.In section 3 (employment of staff), in subsection (d)(iii) (power...

    26. SCHEDULE 26

      Amendment of certain enactments relating to the armed forces

      1. Greenwich Hospital Act 1865 (c. 89)

        1. 1.In section 5 (power to appoint pensions to officers, etc.),...

      2. Navy and Marines (Property of Deceased) Act 1865 (c. 111)

        1. 2.In section 4 (disposal of residue belonging to deceased person...

      3. Pensions Commutation Act 1871 (c. 36)

        1. 3.(1) In section 4 (power to Treasury to commute pensions),...

      4. Greenwich Hospital Act 1883 (c. 32)

        1. 4.In section 2 (power to grant pensions, allowances, and gratuities),...

      5. Pensions and Yeomanry Pay Act 1884 (c. 55)

        1. 5.In section 4 (distribution of money not exceeding £5,000 without...

      6. Regimental Debts Act 1893 (c. 5)

        1. 6.In section 10 (application of residue undisposed of), in subsection...

        2. 7.In section 24 (application of Act to cases of insanity),...

      7. Naval Medical Compassionate Fund Act 1915 (c. 28)

        1. 8.In section 1 (power by Order in Council to regulate...

      8. Naval and Military War Pensions, &c., (Administrative Expenses) Act 1917 (c. 14)

        1. 9.(1) In section 5 (alteration of purposes for which voluntary...

      9. War Pensions (Administrative Provisions) Act 1919 (c. 53)

        1. 10.In section 8 (appeals to Pensions Appeal Tribunals), in subsection...

      10. War Pensions Act 1920 (c. 23)

        1. 11.In section 7 (restoration of forfeited pensions), in subsection (2),...

        2. 12.In section 8 (statutory right of widow or dependant to...

      11. Admiralty Pensions Act 1921 (c. 39)

        1. 13.In section 2 (restoration of forfeited pension), in subsection (2),...

      12. Greenwich Hospital Act 1942 (c. 35)

        1. 14.(1) In section 1 (extension of powers to grant pensions...

      13. Pensions Appeal Tribunals Act 1943 (c. 39)

        1. 15.In section 1 (appeals against rejection of war pension claims...

      14. Greenwich Hospital Act 1947 (10 & 11 Geo. 6 c. 5)

        1. 16.In section 2 (extension of power to grant pensions, etc.),...

      15. Polish Resettlement Act 1947 (c. 19)

        1. 17.In section 1 (power to apply Royal Warrant as to...

        2. 18.In section 2 (allowances from the Assistance Board), in subsection...

      16. Naval Forces (Enforcement of Maintenance Liabilities) Act 1947 (c. 24)

        1. 19.(1) Amend section 1 (deduction from pay in respect of...

      17. Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation Act 1950 (c. 10)

        1. 20.In section 1 (extension of objects of soldiers' effects fund),...

      18. Reserve and Auxiliary Forces (Protection of Civil Interests) Act 1951 (c. 65)

        1. 21.In section 23(1) (interpretation of Part 2)—

        2. 22.In paragraph (a) of section 25(6) (meaning of “dependant”), for...

        3. 23.In section 27(5) (interpretation of section), for “wife” (in each...

        4. 24.In section 38(5) (interpretation of section), for “wife” (in each...

        5. 25.(1) Amend section 46 (general provisions as to payments to...

        6. 26.In section 52(2)(a) (“service pay” includes marriage etc. allowances), after...

        7. 27.(1) Amend Schedule 3 (financial provisions consequential on treating a...

      19. Army Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 18)

        1. 28.(1) Section 150 (enforcement of maintenance and affiliation orders by...

        2. 29.In section 151 (deductions from pay for maintenance of wife...

      20. Air Force Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 19)

        1. 30.(1) Section 150 (enforcement of maintenance and affiliation orders by...

        2. 31.In section 151 (deductions from pay for maintenance of wife...

      21. Naval Discipline Act 1957 (c. 53)

        1. 32.(1) Section 101 (service of proceedings for maintenance etc.) is...

      22. Courts-Martial (Appeals) Act 1968 (c. 20)

        1. 33.In section 48A (appeals on behalf of deceased persons), in...

    27. SCHEDULE 27

      Minor and consequential amendments: general

      1. Explosive Substances Act 1883 (c. 3)

        1. 1.In section 6 (inquiry by Attorney-General, and apprehension of absconding...

      2. Partnership Act 1890 (c. 39)

        1. 2.In section 2 (rules for determining existence of partnership), in...

      3. Law of Distress Amendment Act 1908 (c. 53)

        1. 3.In section 4(1) (exclusion of certain goods), after “husband or...

      4. Census Act 1920 (c. 41)

        1. 4.In the Schedule (matters in respect of which particulars may...

      5. Trustee Act 1925 (c. 19)

        1. 5.(1) Amend section 31(2)(i) (trust on reaching 18 or marrying...

        2. 6.In section 33(1)(ii)(a) and (b) (trust to maintain principal beneficiary...

      6. Law of Property Act 1925 (c. 20)

        1. 7.In section 205(1)(xxi) (which defines “valuable consideration” as including marriage),...

      7. Judicial Proceedings (Regulation of Reports) Act 1926 (c. 61)

        1. 8.(1) Amend section 1 (restriction on publication of reports of...

      8. Population (Statistics) Act 1938 (c. 12)

        1. 9.In the Schedule (particulars which may be required), in paragraph...

      9. Landlord and Tenant (Requisitioned Land) Act 1942 (c. 13)

        1. 10.In section 13(1) (definition of “member of the family”), after...

      10. Limitation (Enemies and War Prisoners) Act 1945 (c. 16)

        1. 11.In section 2 (interpretation), in the definition of “statute of...

      11. Statistics of Trade Act 1947 (c. 39)

        1. 12.In section 10 (information from persons entering or leaving the...

      12. Marriage Act 1949 (c. 76)

        1. 13.(1) Amend section 1 (marriages within prohibited degrees) as follows....

        2. 14.In section 27 (notice of marriage), in subsection (3), for...

        3. 15.In section 28A (power to require evidence), for subsection (3)...

        4. 16.In section 78(1) (interpretation), in the definition of “child”, after...

        5. 17.For Schedule 1 (kindred and affinity) substitute— SCHEDULE 1 Kindred...

      13. Maintenance Orders Act 1950 (c. 37)

        1. 18.(1) Amend section 16 (application of Part 2) as follows....

      14. Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953 (c. 20)

        1. 19.In section 41 (interpretation), in the definition of “relative”, after...

      15. Pharmacy Act 1954 (c. 61)

        1. 20.In section 17(c) (benevolent fund: distressed relatives eligible for relief),...

      16. Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Special Provisions) Act 1957 (c. 58)

        1. 21.In section 1 (records of deaths, births and marriages among...

      17. Maintenance Orders Act 1958 (c. 39)

        1. 22.(1) Amend section 4 (variation of orders registered in magistrates'...

      18. Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act 1963 (c. 41)

        1. 23.In section 2 (exception for premises in which only employer’s...

      19. Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965 (c. 12)

        1. 24.(1) Amend section 23 (nomination to property in society) as...

        2. 25.In section 25 (provision for intestacy), in subsection (2), after...

      20. Criminal Appeal Act 1968 (c. 19)

        1. 26.In section 44A (appeals in cases of death), in subsection...

      21. Theft Act 1968 (c. 60)

        1. 27.(1) Amend section 30 (husband and wife) as follows.

        2. 28.In section 31 (effect on civil proceedings and rights), in...

      22. Domestic and Appellate Proceedings (Restriction of Publicity) Act 1968 (c. 63)

        1. 29.(1) Amend section 2 (restriction of publicity for certain matrimonial...

      23. Civil Evidence Act 1968 (c. 64)

        1. 30.In section 14 (privilege against incrimination of self or spouse)—...

      24. Gaming Act 1968 (c. 65)

        1. 31.In Schedule 2 (grant, renewal, cancellation and transfer of licences),...

      25. Medicines Act 1968 (c. 67)

        1. 32.In section 114 (supplementary provisions as to rights of entry...

      26. Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 (c. 57)

        1. 33.In section 2(2)(a) (persons whom employer is not required to...

      27. Administration of Justice Act 1970 (c. 31)

        1. 34.In Schedule 8 (meaning of “maintenance order” in Part 2...

      28. Attachment of Earnings Act 1971 (c. 32)

        1. 35.In Schedule 1 (maintenance orders to which the 1971 Act...

      29. Criminal Damage Act 1971 (c. 48)

        1. 36.In section 9 (evidence in connection with offences under the...

      30. Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77)

        1. 37.In section 5(4) (members of another’s family for purposes of...

      31. Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70)

        1. 38.In section 95 (pecuniary interests for purposes of section 94),...

        2. 39.In section 96 (general notices and recording of disclosures for...

      32. Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (c. 18)

        1. 40.In section 11 (grounds on which marriage is void), at...

        2. 41.(1) Amend section 14 (marriages governed by foreign law or...

        3. 42.In section 24A (orders for sale of property), in subsection...

        4. 43.(1) Amend section 28 (duration of continuing financial provision orders...

        5. 44.In section 35 (alteration of agreements by court during lives...

        6. 45.(1) Amend section 38 (orders for repayment in certain cases...

        7. 46.In section 52 (interpretation), after subsection (3), insert —

      33. Fair Trading Act 1973 (c. 41)

        1. 47.In section 30 (offences in connection with exercise of powers...

      34. Slaughterhouses Act 1974 (c. 3)

        1. 48.In section 10 (temporary continuance of licence on death), for...

      35. Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (c. 37)

        1. 49.In section 20 (powers of inspectors), in subsection (7), for...

      36. Consumer Credit Act 1974 (c. 39)

        1. 50.In section 165 (obstruction of authorised officers), in subsection (3),...

        2. 51.(1) Amend section 184 (associates) as follows.

      37. Friendly Societies Act 1974 (c. 46)

        1. 52.(1) Amend section 66 (power of member to nominate person...

      38. Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (c. 53)

        1. 53.In section 7 (limitations on rehabilitation under the 1974 Act,...

      39. Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (c. 65)

        1. 54.In section 82(5) (general interpretation: meaning of “near relative”)

      40. Race Relations Act 1976 (c. 74)

        1. 55.In section 78(5) (general interpretation: meaning of “near relative”)—

      41. Criminal Law Act 1977 (c. 45)

        1. 56.In section 2 (exemptions from liability for conspiracy), in subsection...

      42. Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates' Courts Act 1978 (c. 22)

        1. 57.In section 4 (duration of orders for financial provision for...

        2. 58.(1) Amend section 35 (orders for repayment in certain cases...

      43. Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30)

        1. 59.At the appropriate place in Schedule 1 (words and expressions...

      44. Protection of Children Act 1978 (c. 37)

        1. 60.In section 1A (marriage and other relationships), in subsections (1)(a)...

      45. Credit Unions Act 1979 (c. 34)

        1. 61.(1) Amend section 31(1) (interpretation) as follows.

      46. Estate Agents Act 1979 (c. 38)

        1. 62.In section 27 (obstruction and personation of authorised officers), in...

        2. 63.(1) Amend section 32 (associates) as follows.

      47. Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (c. 43)

        1. 64.In section 59 (orders for periodical payments: means of payment),...

        2. 65.(1) Amend section 65 (meaning of family proceedings) as follows....

      48. Disused Burial Grounds (Amendment) Act 1981 (c. 18)

        1. 66.In section 9 (interpretation), in the definition of “relative”, for...

      49. Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 (c. 45)

        1. 67.In section 5 (offences relating to money orders, share certificates,...

      50. Senior Courts Act 1981(c. 54)

        1. 68.In section 18(1) (restrictions on appeals to Court of Appeal),...

        2. 69.(1) Amend section 72 (withdrawal of privilege against incrimination of...

        3. 70.In paragraph 3 of Schedule 1 (business assigned to Family...

      51. British Nationality Act 1981 (c. 61)

        1. 71.In section 3(6)(a) (registration as British citizen of minor whose...

        2. 72.In section 6(2) (naturalisation of person married to British citizen),...

        3. 73.In section 10(2)(b) (registration as British citizen after pre-1983 renunciation...

        4. 74.In section 12(5) (renunciation: persons who have married deemed of...

        5. 75.In section 17(6)(a) (registration as British overseas territories citizen of...

        6. 76.In section 18(2) (naturalisation of person married to a British...

        7. 77.In section 22(2)(b) (naturalisation as British overseas territories citizen after...

        8. 78.(1) Amend paragraphs 4(d) and 8(d) of Schedule 1 (requirements...

      52. Forfeiture Act 1982 (c. 34)

        1. 79.In section 3 (application for financial provision not affected by...

      53. Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2)

        1. 80.(1) Amend section 14 (service qualification) as follows.

        2. 81.In section 16 (contents of service declaration), for “wife or...

        3. 82.In section 59 (supplemental provisions as to members of forces...

        4. 83.In section 61 (other voting offences), in subsection (4), for...

        5. 84.In section 141 (duty to answer relevant questions), in subsections...

        6. 85.(1) Amend Schedule 1 (parliamentary elections rules) as follows.

      54. Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20)

        1. 86.In— (a) . . . . . . . ....

      55. Mobile Homes Act 1983 (c. 34)

        1. 87.In section 3(3) (succession to agreements to which Act applies),...

        2. 88.In section 5(3) (meaning of “member of another’s family”)—

      56. Dentists Act 1984 (c. 24)

        1. 89.In section 41(4) (family or representatives may carry on deceased...

      57. Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 (c. 42)

        1. 90.(1) Amend section 12 (applications for financial relief after overseas...

        2. 91.In section 32 (meaning of “family business” etc.), after the...

        3. 92.After section 36 insert— Jurisdiction of county courts in civil...

        4. 93.For section 38(3) (transfer of family proceedings from High Court...

        5. 94.In section 39(2) (family proceedings transferable to the High Court),...

        6. 95.In section 40(4)(b) (enforcement in High Court of orders of...

        7. 96.(1) Amend section 42 (county court proceedings in principal registry...

      58. Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c. 60)

        1. 97.(1) Amend section 80 (compellability of accused’s spouse) as follows....

        2. 98.In section 80A (rule where accused’s spouse not compellable)—

      59. Companies Act 1985 (c. 6)

        1. 99.In section 203 (notification of family and corporate interests), in...

        2. 100.(1) Amend section 327 (extension of section 323 to spouses...

        3. 101.(1) Amend section 328 (extension of section 324 to spouses...

        4. 102.In section 346 (connected persons) in subsection (2)—

        5. 103.In section 430E (associates), in subsection (8) after “spouse” insert...

        6. 104.(1) Amend section 742A (meaning of “offer to the public”)...

        7. 105.In Schedule 7 (matters to be dealt with in directors'...

      60. Enduring Powers of Attorney Act 1985 (c. 29)

        1. 106.In section 3 (scope of authority etc. of attorney under...

        2. 107.In Schedule 1 (notification prior to registration of instrument creating...

        3. 108.Paragraphs 106 and 107 apply in relation to the exercise...

      61. Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 (c. 48)

        1. 109.In Schedule 2 (officers and their powers), in paragraph 2A(4),...

      62. Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985 (c. 60)

        1. 110.In section 24A (power to order disclosure of child’s whereabouts),...

      63. Airports Act 1986 (c. 31)

        1. 111.In section 20 (powers of investment and disposal in relation...

      64. Insolvency Act 1986 (c. 45)

        1. 112.In section 215 (proceedings under sections 213, 214), in subsection...

        2. 113.In section 283A (bankrupt’s home ceasing to form part of...

        3. 114.In section 313 (charge on bankrupt’s home), in subsection (1),...

        4. 115.In section 313A (low value home: application for sale, possession...

        5. 116.In section 329 (debts to spouse), in subsection (1), after...

        6. 117.In section 332 (saving for bankrupt’s home), in subsection (1),...

        7. 118.In section 335A (rights under trusts of land), in subsection...

        8. 119.In section 339 (transactions at an undervalue), in subsection (3)(b),...

        9. 120.In section 366 (inquiry into bankrupt’s dealings and property), in...

        10. 121.In section 423 (transactions defrauding creditors), in subsection (1)(b), after...

        11. 122.(1) Amend section 435 (meaning of “associate”) as follows.

      65. Building Societies Act 1986 (c. 53)

        1. 123.In section 70 (interpretation), in— (a) subsection (2)(a) and (c),...

      66. Family Law Act 1986 (c. 55)

        1. 124.In section 33 (power to order disclosure of child’s whereabouts),...

        2. 125.In section 50 (non-recognition of divorce or annulment in another...

      67. Consumer Protection Act 1987 (c. 43)

        1. 126.In section 47 (savings for certain privileges), in subsection (2),...

      68. Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33)

        1. 127.In section 160A (marriage and other relationships), in subsections (1)(a)...

      69. Companies Act 1989 (c. 40)

        1. 128.In section 52 (meaning of “associate”), in subsection (2)(a) after...

      70. Children Act 1989 (c. 41)

        1. 129.(1) Amend section 8 (residence, contact and other orders with...

        2. 130.In section 48 (powers to assist in discovery of children...

        3. 131.In section 50 (recovery of abducted children etc.), in subsection...

        4. 132.In section 98 (self-incrimination), in subsections (1) and (2), after...

      71. Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42)

        1. 133.In section 19 (members' interests) in subsection (7), after “spouse”...

        2. 134.In section 69 (companies subject to local authority influence), in...

      72. Opticians Act 1989 (c. 44)

        1. 135.In section 29(1) (family or representatives may use deceased optician’s...

      73. Food Safety Act 1990 (c. 16)

        1. 136.In section 43 (continuance of registration or licence on death)...

      74. Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (c. 41)

        1. 137.In section 10 (family proceedings in magistrates' courts and related...

        2. 138.In section 58A (conditional fee agreements: supplementary), omit “and” at...

      75. Broadcasting Act 1990 (c. 42)

        1. 139.In paragraph 1(2) of Part 1 of Schedule 2 (restrictions...

      76. Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c. 14)

        1. 140.(1) In section 9(1)(a) (joint and several liability for council...

      77. Friendly Societies Act 1992 (c. 40)

        1. 141.In section 77 (information on appointed actuary to be annexed...

        2. 142.In section 119A (meaning of “associate”), in subsection (1)(a), after...

        3. 143.In Schedule 2 (the activities of a friendly society), in...

      78. Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1992 (c. 52)

        1. 144.In section 23 (restriction on enforcement of awards against certain...

        2. 145.In section 241 (intimidation or annoyance by violence or otherwise),...

        3. 146.In section 292 (death of employee or employer), in subsection...

      79. Charities Act 1993 (c. 10)

        1. 147.In Schedule 5 (meaning of “connected person” for purposes of...

      80. Pension Schemes Act 1993 (c. 48)

        1. 148.In section 101E(1)(b) after “or widower” insert “ or surviving...

      81. Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993 (c. 49)

        1. 149.In section 97E(1)(b) after “or widower” insert “ or surviving...

      82. Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 50)

        1. 150.(1) In section 23 (exemption for small dwellings), amend subsection...

      83. Employment Rights Act 1996 (c. 18)

        1. 151.In section 57A (time off for dependants), in subsection (3)(a),...

      84. Family Law Act 1996 (c. 27)

        1. 152.(1) Amend section 64 (provision for separate representation for children)...

      85. Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (c. 47)

        1. 153.In paragraph 3 of Schedule 1 (family charges), after “in...

      86. Civil Procedure Act 1997 (c. 12)

        1. 154.In section 7 (power of courts to make orders for...

      87. National Minimum Wage Act 1998 (c. 39)

        1. 155.In section 14 (powers of officers), in subsection (2), for...

      88. Access to Justice Act 1999 (c. 22)

        1. 156.In Schedule 2 (community legal service: excluded services), in paragraph...

      89. Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 (c. 30)

        1. 157.(1) Amend section 23 (supply of pension information in connection...

        2. 158.(1) Amend section 24 (charges by pension arrangements in relation...

        3. 159.(1) Amend section 28 (activation of pension sharing) as follows....

        4. 160.(1) Amend section 34 (“implementation period”) as follows.

        5. 161.(1) Amend section 48 (activation of benefit sharing) as follows....

      90. Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33)

        1. 162.After section 24 insert— Duty to report suspicious civil partnerships...

        2. 163.In section 166 (regulations and orders), in subsection (6)(b) after...

      91. Representation of the People Act 2000 (c. 2)

        1. 164.(1) Amend Schedule 4 (absent voting in Great Britain) as...

      92. Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (c. 8)

        1. 165.In section 422 (controller), in subsection (4)(a), after “spouse” insert...

        2. 166.In Schedule 11 (offers of securities), in paragraph 16(2), after...

      93. Land Registration Act 2002 (c. 9)

        1. 167.In section 125 (privilege against self-incrimination), in subsection (2), after...

      94. Enterprise Act 2002 (c. 40)

        1. 168.In section 127 (associated persons), in subsections (4)(a) and (c)...

        2. 169.In section 222 (bodies corporate: accessories), in subsection (10), after...

      95. Licensing Act 2003 (c. 17)

        1. 170.In section 101 (minimum of 24 hours between event periods),...

      96. Local Government Act 2003 (c. 26)

        1. 171.In paragraph 2(1)(a) of Schedule 4 (spouse of employee of...

      97. Courts Act 2003 (c. 39)

        1. 172.In section 76 (further provision about scope of Family Procedure...

      98. Sexual Offences Act 2003 (c. 42)

        1. 173.(1) Amend section 23 (sections 16 to 19: marriage exception)...

        2. 174.(1) Amend section 28 (sections 25 and 26: marriage exception)...

        3. 175.(1) Amend section 43 (sections 38 and 41: marriage exception)...

    28. SCHEDULE 28

      Consequential amendments: Scotland

      1. Part 1 Amendments of the Succession (Scotland) Act 1964 (c. 41)

        1. 1.In section 1(2) (intestacy: saving for legal rights or prior...

        2. 2.In section 2(1)(e) (intestacy: succession rights of surviving spouse)—

        3. 3.In section 5(1) (representation on intestacy), for “or spouse” substitute...

        4. 4.In section 8 (prior rights on intestacy in dwelling house...

        5. 5.In section 9 (prior right to financial provision on intestacy)—...

        6. 6.In section 10(2) (calculation of legal rights), for “jus relicti,...

        7. 7.In section 15(2)(a) (transfer of heritage in satisfaction of claim...

        8. 8.In section 16(2) (transfer of interest of tenant notwithstanding condition...

        9. 9.In section 31(1) (presumption of survivorship in respect of claims...

        10. 10.In section 36(1) (interpretation), in the definition of “prior rights”,...

      2. Part 2 Amendments of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985 (c. 37)

        1. 11.In section 1(1) (obligation of aliment), after paragraph (b) insert—...

        2. 12.(1) Amend section 2 (actions for aliment) as follows.

        3. 13.In section 6(1) (interim aliment)— (a) in paragraph (a), for...

        4. 14.(1) Amend section 8 (orders for financial provision) as follows....

        5. 15.(1) Amend section 9 (principles to be applied in deciding...

        6. 16.(1) Amend section 10 (sharing of value of matrimonial property)...

        7. 17.(1) Amend section 11 (factors to be taken into account)...

        8. 18.(1) Amend section 12 (orders for payment of capital sum...

        9. 19.(1) Amend section 12A (orders for payment of capital sum:...

        10. 20.(1) Amend section 13 (orders for periodical allowance) as follows....

        11. 21.(1) Amend section 14 (incidental orders) as follows.

        12. 22.(1) Amend section 16 (agreements on financial provision) as follows....

        13. 23.(1) Amend section 17 (financial provision on declarator of nullity...

        14. 24.In section 18(1) (orders relating to avoidance transactions), for “party”...

        15. 25.In section 21 (award of aliment or custody where divorce...

        16. 26.(1) In section 22 (expenses of action)—

        17. 27.In section 24(1) (marriage not to affect property rights or...

        18. 28.(1) Amend section 25 (presumption of equal shares in household...

        19. 29.In section 26 (presumption of equal shares in money and...

        20. 30.In section 27(1) (interpretation)— (a) at the appropriate places insert—...

      3. Part 3 Amendments of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 (c. 66)

        1. 31.In section 16(4) (presentation of petition for recall of sequestration),...

        2. 32.In section 17(8)(b) (duties of clerk of court in relation...

        3. 33.In section 20(4) (powers of interim trustee in relation to...

        4. 34.In section 32(3)(b) (the expression “relevant obligations”), at the end...

        5. 35.In section 34(7) (gratuitous alienations: saving for operation of Married...

        6. 36.(1) Amend section 40 (power of permanent trustee in relation...

        7. 37.After section 41 insert— Protection of rights of civil partner...

        8. 38.In section 44(1)(b) (request for order requiring private examination of...

        9. 39.In section 51(3)(b) (meaning of “postponed debt”), at the end...

        10. 40.In section 74 (interpretation), in each of subsections (2) and...

        11. 41.(1) Amend Schedule 1 (determination of amount of creditor’s claim)...

      4. Part 4 Miscellaneous amendments

        1. Damages (Scotland) Act 1976 (c. 13)

          1. 42.(1) In Schedule 1 (definition of “relative”), amend paragraph 1...

        2. Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977 (c. 15)

          1. 43.Amend section 3 (notice of intention to marry) as follows—...

          2. 44.In section 5(4)(b) (ground on which there is a legal...

        3. Presumption of Death (Scotland) Act 1977 (c. 27)

          1. 45.(1) Amend section 1(3) (jurisdiction of Court of Session to...

          2. 46.(1) Amend section 3 (effect of decree) as follows.

        4. Administration of Justice Act 1982 (c. 53)

          1. 47.In section 13(1) (interpretation), in the definition of “relative”, after...

        5. Rent (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 58)

          1. 48.In Schedule 1 (statutory tenants by succession)—

          2. 49.In Schedule 1A (statutory or statutory assured tenants by succession:...

        6. Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 36)

          1. 50.(1) Amend section 53 (definition of “relative” and “nearest relative”)...

          2. 51.In section 54 (children and young persons in care of...

        7. Housing Associations Act 1985 (c. 69)

          1. 52.(1) Amend section 105 (meaning of “member of a person’s...

        8. Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987 (c. 18)

          1. 53.In section 106 (interpretation), in paragraph (a) of the definition...

        9. Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 (c. 26)

          1. 54.In section 83 (“members of a person’s family”)—

        10. Civil Evidence (Scotland) Act 1988 (c. 32)

          1. 55.(1) Amend section 8 (evidence in actions concerning family relationships,...

        11. Housing (Scotland) Act 1988 (c. 43)

          1. 56.(1) Amend section 31 (right of succession of spouse) as...

          2. 57.In Part 1 of Schedule 5 (grounds on which sheriff...

        12. Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 (c. 44)

          1. 58.In section 61(2) (interpretation), for “or husband” substitute “ ,...

        13. Civil Evidence (Family Mediation) (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 6)

          1. 59.In section 1(2) (inadmissibility in civil proceedings of information as...

        14. Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 36)

          1. 60.(1) Amend section 12 (restrictions on decrees for divorce, separation...

          2. 61.In section 54(2) (reference to the Principal Reporter by court),...

        15. Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2000 (c. 44)

          1. 62.In section 3(2)(c) (abuse of position of trust: defence), after...

        16. Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 10)

          1. 63.In section 31(c) (effect of work on rent)—

          2. 64.(1) Amend section 108 (meaning of “family” etc.) as follows....

          3. 65.(1) Amend Schedule 2 (grounds for recovery of possession of...

          4. 66.In Schedule 3 (succession: qualified persons), in paragraph 2(1)(a)—

        17. Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 7)

          1. 67.(1) Amend section 14 (victim statements) as follows.

        18. Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 11)

          1. 68.(1) Amend section 71 (meaning of “family”) as follows.

        19. Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 13)

          1. 69.(1) Amend section 254 (meaning of “nearest relative”) as follows....

          2. 70.In section 313(5)(a)(ii) (defence in respect of sexual offence), after...

    29. SCHEDULE 29

      Minor and consequential amendments: Northern Ireland

      1. Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c. 33 (N.I.))

        1. 1.In section 46 (miscellaneous definitions), in subsection (2), after the...

      2. Trustee Act (Northern Ireland) 1958 (c. 23 (N.I.))

        1. 2.(1) Amend section 32(3)(a) (trust on reaching 18 or marrying...

        2. 3.(1) Amend section 34(1)(b) (trust to maintain principal beneficiary and...

      3. Perpetuities Act (Northern Ireland) 1966 (c. 2 (N.I.))

        1. 4.(1) Amend section 3 (uncertainty as to remoteness) as follows....

        2. 5.(1) Amend section 5 (condition relating to death of surviving...

      4. Office and Shop Premises Act (Northern Ireland) 1966 (c. 26 (N.I.))

        1. 6.In section 2 (exception for premises in which only employer’s...

      5. Maintenance and Affiliation Orders Act (Northern Ireland) 1966 (c. 35 (N.I.))

        1. 7.In section 10 (orders to which Part 2 of the...

        2. 8.(1) Amend section 13 (variation of orders registered in courts...

      6. Census Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 (c. 8 (N.I.))

        1. 9.In the Schedule (matters of which particulars may be required),...

      7. Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 (c. 16 (N.I.))

        1. 10.(1) Amend section 29(1) (effect on civil proceedings and rights)...

      8. Industrial and Provident Societies Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 (c. 24 (N.I.))

        1. 11.(1) Amend section 22 (nomination to property in society) as...

        2. 12.In the definition of “member of the family” in section...

      9. Land Registration Act (Northern Ireland) 1970 (c. 18 (N.I.))

        1. 13.In Schedule 11 (matters required to be registered in the...

      10. Leasehold (Enlargement and Extension) Act (Northern Ireland) 1971 (c. 7 (N.I.))

        1. 14.In section 1 (general right to acquire fee simple or...

        2. 15.In section 19 (restrictions on right to extension of lease...

      11. Civil Evidence Act (Northern Ireland) 1971 (c. 36 (N.I.))

        1. 16.(1) Amend section 10 (privilege against incrimination of self or...

      12. Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 (c. 9 (N.I.))

        1. 17.In section 30 (relatives of councillors), in subsection (6) (relevant...

        2. 18.In section 146 (interpretation: pecuniary interests), in subsection (2) (interests...

      13. Employer’s Liability (Defective Equipment and Compulsory Insurance) (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 (S.I. 1972/963 (N.I. 6))

        1. 19.In Article 6(a) (persons whom employer is not required to...

      14. Births and Deaths Registration (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (S.I. 1976/1041 (N.I. 14))

        1. 20.In Article 2(2) (interpretation), in the definition of “relative”, after...

      15. Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (S.I. 1976/1042 (N.I. 15))

        1. 21.In Article 2(6) (meaning of “near relative”)—

      16. Pharmacy (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (S.I. 1976/1213 (N.I. 22))

        1. 22.In Article 3(3)(e)(iii) (objects of Pharmaceutical Society include providing relief...

      17. Criminal Damage (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 (S.I. 1977/426 (N.I. 4))

        1. 23.(1) Amend Article 11 (evidence in connection with offences under...

      18. Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 (c. 23)

        1. 24.In section 31 (remittal and removal of proceedings), in subsection...

        2. 25.(1) Amend section 35(2) (restrictions on appeals to Court of...

        3. 26.(1) Amend section 94A (withdrawal of privilege against incrimination of...

      19. Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (S.I. 1978/1039 (N.I. 9))

        1. 27.In Article 22 (powers of inspectors), in paragraph (7), for...

      20. Matrimonial Causes (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (S.I. 1978/1045 (N.I. 15))

        1. 28.(1) Insert after Article 2(4)— (4A) References in this Order...

        2. 29.In Article 13 (grounds on which marriage is void), at...

        3. 30.(1) Amend Article 17 (marriages governed by foreign law or...

        4. 31.(1) Amend Article 30 (duration of continuing financial provision orders...

        5. 32.In Article 37 (alteration of agreements by court during lives...

        6. 33.(1) Amend Article 40 (orders for repayment in certain cases...

      21. Rehabilitation of Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (S.I. 1978/1908 (N.I. 27))

        1. 34.In Article 8 (limitations on rehabilitation), in paragraph (2)(c), after...

      22. Criminal Appeal (Northern Ireland) Act 1980 (c. 47)

        1. 35.In section 47A (appeals in cases of death), in subsection...

      23. County Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1980 (S.I. 1980/397 (N.I. 3))

        1. 36.In Article 10 (general civil jurisdiction), after paragraph (3) insert—...

        2. 37.In Article 14 (jurisdiction in equity matters), in paragraph (j),...

        3. 38.In Article 39 (capacity of parties), in paragraph (2)(d), after...

      24. Domestic Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1980 (S.I. 1980/563 (N.I. 5))

        1. 39.In Article 6 (duration of orders for financial provision for...

        2. 40.(1) Amend Article 40 (orders for repayment in certain cases...

      25. Judgments Enforcement (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/226 (N.I. 6)

        1. 41.In Article 4 (judgments to which Order applies), in paragraph...

        2. 42.In Article 6 (judgments to which Order does not apply),...

        3. 43.In Article 7 (The Enforcement of Judgments Office), in paragraph...

        4. 44.In Article 25 (taking custody of goods under a money...

        5. 45.In Article 32 (property which may be seized), in paragraph...

        6. 46.In Article 33 (property exempt from seizure), in paragraph (a),...

        7. 47.In Article 36 (where seizure may be effected), in paragraph...

        8. 48.In Article 38 (power of entry under order of seizure),...

        9. 49.In Article 44 (interpleader), in paragraph (1), after “spouse” insert...

        10. 50.(1) Amend Article 96A (maintenance orders in the High Court...

        11. 51.(1) Amend Article 98 (power of courts to make attachment...

        12. 52.(1) Amend Article 107 (committal for default) as follows.

      26. Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/228 (N.I. 8))

        1. 53.In Article 14(4) (resources of person’s wife or husband treated...

        2. 54.In Part 1 of Schedule 1 (proceedings for which legal...

      27. Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/1675 (N.I. 26))

        1. 55.In Article 85 (orders for periodical payment: means of payment),...

        2. 56.In Article 86 (revocation, variation, etc., of orders for periodical...

        3. 57.In Article 88 (nature of domestic proceedings), after paragraph (dh),...

        4. 58.In Article 98 (enforcement of orders for periodical payment of...

        5. 59.In Article 99 (enforcement of orders for payment of money...

        6. 60.In Article 143 (appeals in other cases), after paragraph (3)...

        7. 61.In Article 164 (appearance by counsel or solicitor), in paragraph...

      28. Criminal Attempts and Conspiracy (Northern Ireland) Order 1983 (S.I. 1983/1120 (N.I. 13))

        1. 62.In Article 10 (exemptions from liability for conspiracy), in paragraph...

      29. Forfeiture (Northern Ireland) Order 1982 (S.I. 1982/1082 (N.I. 14))

        1. 63.In Article 5 (application for financial provision not affected by...

      30. Family Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1984 (S.I. 1984/1984 (N.I. 14))

        1. 64.(1) Amend Article 18 (prohibited degrees of relationship) as follows....

      31. Credit Unions (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 (S.I. 1985/1205 (N.I. 12))

        1. 65.(1) Amend Article 2(2) (interpretation) as follows.

        2. 66.(1) Amend Article 17 (nomination to property in credit union)...

      32. Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (S.I. 1986/595 (N.I. 4))

        1. 67.(1) Amend Schedule 1 (persons by whom a medical recommendation...

      33. Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (S.I. 1986/1032 (N.I. 6))

        1. 68.(1) Amend Article 10A (meaning of “offer to the public”)...

        2. 69.In Article 11 (employees' share scheme), in paragraph (b), for...

        3. 70.In Article 211 (notification of family and corporate interests), in...

        4. 71.(1) Amend Article 335 (extension of Article 331 to spouses...

        5. 72.(1) Amend Article 336 (extension of Article 332 to spouses...

        6. 73.In Article 354 (connected persons) in paragraph (2)—

        7. 74.In Article 423E (associates), in paragraph (8) after “spouse” insert...

        8. 75.In Schedule 7 (matters to be dealt with in directors'...

      34. Enduring Powers of Attorney (Northern Ireland) Order 1987 (S.I. 1987/1627 (N.I. 16))

        1. 76.In Article 5 (scope of authority etc. of attorney under...

        2. 77.(1) Amend paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 1 (persons entitled to...

        3. 78.Paragraphs 76 and 77 apply in relation to the exercise...

      35. Matrimonial and Family Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/677 (N.I. 4))

        1. 79.(1) Amend Article 16 (applications for financial relief after overseas...

      36. Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/2405 (N.I. 19))

        1. 80.(1) Amend Article 4 (meaning of “associate”) as follows.

        2. 81.In Article 179 (proceedings under Article 177 and 178), in...

        3. 82.In Article 286 (charge on bankrupt’s home), in paragraph (1),...

        4. 83.(1) Amend Article 302 (debts to spouse) as follows.

        5. 84.In Article 305 (saving for bankrupt’s home), in paragraph (1),...

        6. 85.In Article 312 (transactions at an undervalue), in paragraph (3)(b),...

        7. 86.In Article 337 (inquiry into bankrupt’s dealings and property), in...

        8. 87.In Article 367 (transactions defrauding creditors), in paragraph (1)(b), after...

      37. Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/1341 (N.I. 12))

        1. 88.(1) Amend Article 79 (compellability of accused’s spouse) as follows....

        2. 89.In Article 79A (rule where accused’s spouse not compellable)—

      38. Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1990 (S.I. 1990/593 (N.I. 5))

        1. 90.In Article 54 (meaning of “associate”), in paragraph (2)(a) after...

      39. Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 (S.I. 1991/762 (N.I. 7))

        1. 91.In Article 42 (continuance of registration or licence on death),...

      40. Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 (S.I.1992/807 (N.I.5))

        1. 92.In Article 23 (recovery of sums awarded in proceedings involving...

      41. Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993 (c. 49)

        1. 93.In section 97E (discharge of liability where pension credit or...

      42. Family Law (Northern Ireland) Order 1993 (S.I. 1993/1576 (N.I. 6))

        1. 94.(1) In Article 12 (family proceedings rules), amend paragraph (3)(g)...

      43. Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/755 (N.I. 2))

        1. 95.In Article 8 (residence, contact and other orders with respect...

        2. 96.In Article 50 (care orders and supervision orders), in paragraph...

        3. 97.In Article 67 (powers to assist in discovery of children...

        4. 98.In Article 69 (recovery of abducted children, etc.), in paragraph...

        5. 99.In Article 166 (appeals), at the end of paragraph (2)(b)...

        6. 100.In Article 171 (self-incrimination), in paragraph (2), after “spouse” insert...

      44. Trade Union and Labour Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(S.I.1995/1980 (N.I.12))

        1. 101.In Article 125 (intimidation or annoyance by violence or otherwise),...

      45. Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/1919 (N.I. 16))

        1. 102.In Article 85A (time off for dependants), in paragraph (3)(a),...

        2. 103.In Article 248 (institution or continuance of tribunal proceedings), in...

      46. Registration of Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/3159 (N.I. 23))

        1. 104.In Schedule 1 (provisions to be included in rules of...

      47. Race Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (S.I. 1997/869 (N.I. 6))

        1. 105.In Article 23(7) (exceptions: meaning of “near relative”)—

      48. Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/3162 (N.I. 21))

        1. 106.In Article 30(7) (exceptions: meaning of “near relative”)—

        2. 107.In Article 69(3)(c) (interpretation: connected person), after “wife or husband”...

      49. Welfare Reform and Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/3147 (N.I. 11))

        1. 108.(1) Amend Article 21 (supply of pension information in connection...

        2. 109.(1) Amend Article 22 (charges by pension arrangements in relation...

        3. 110.(1) Amend Article 25 (activation of pension sharing) as follows....

        4. 111.(1) Amend Article 31 (“implementation period”) as follows.

        5. 112.(1) Amend Article 45 (activation of benefit sharing) as follows....

      50. Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 (S.I. 2003/412 (N.I. 2))

        1. 113.In Article 85 (meaning of exempt disposal), after paragraph (3)(d)...

      51. Marriage (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 (S.I. 2003/413 (N.I. 3))

        1. 114.(1) Amend Article 5 (power to require evidence) as follows....

        2. 115.In Article 6 (objections), in paragraph (6)(b), after “married” insert...

      52. Access to Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 (S.I. 2003/435 (N.I. 10))

        1. 116.In Article 39 (conditional fee agreements: supplementary), in paragraph (2)...

      53. Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 (S.I. 2004/702 (N.I. 3))

        1. 117.In Article 2(2) (interpretation), in the definition of “relative”—

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