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SCHEDULE 1E+WProhibited degrees of relationship: England and Wales


Modifications etc. (not altering text)

Part 2 E+WSpecial provisions relating to qualified prohibitions

Provisions relating to paragraph 2E+W

4Paragraphs 5 to 7 apply where two people are subject to paragraph 2 but intend to register as civil partners of each other by signing a civil partnership schedule.

5(1)The fact that a notice of proposed civil partnership has been given must not be recorded in the register unless the registration authority—E+W

(a)is satisfied by the production of evidence that both the proposed civil partners have reached 21, and

(b)has received a declaration made by each of the proposed civil partners—

(i)specifying their affinal relationship, and

(ii)declaring that the younger of them has not at any time before reaching 18 been a child of the family in relation to the other.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) does not apply if a declaration is obtained under paragraph 7.

(3)A declaration under sub-paragraph (1)(b) must contain such information and must be signed and attested in such manner as may be prescribed by regulations.

(4)The fact that a registration authority has received a declaration under sub-paragraph (1)(b) must be recorded in the register.

(5)A declaration under sub-paragraph (1)(b) must be filed and kept by the registration authority.


Commencement Information

I1Sch. 1 para. 5 wholly in force at 5.12.2005; Sch. 1 para. 5 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 263; Sch. 1 para. 5(3) in force for certain purposes at 15.4.2005 by S.I. 2005/1112, art. 2, Sch. 1 and Sch. 1 para. 5 in force otherwise at 5.12.2005 by S.I. 2005/3175, art. 2(1), Sch. 1

6(1)Sub-paragraph (2) applies if—E+W

(a)a registration authority receives from a person who is not one of the proposed civil partners a written statement signed by that person which alleges that a declaration made under paragraph 5 is false in a material particular, and

(b)the register shows that such a statement has been received.

(2)The registration authority in whose area it is proposed that the registration take place must not issue a civil partnership schedule unless a High Court declaration is obtained under paragraph 7.

7(1)Either of the proposed civil partners may apply to the High Court for a declaration that, given that—E+W

(a)both of them have reached 21, and

(b)the younger of those persons has not at any time before reaching 18 been a child of the family in relation to the other,

there is no impediment of affinity to the formation of the civil partnership.

(2)Such an application may be made whether or not any statement has been received by the registration authority under paragraph 6.

8Section 13 (objection to proposed civil partnership) does not apply in relation to a civil partnership to which paragraphs 5 to 7 apply, except so far as an objection to the issue of a civil partnership schedule is made under that section on a ground other than the affinity between the proposed civil partners.