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Deregulation Act 2015

Section 99: Information contained in entries of marriages and civil partnerships

462.Subsection (1) amends the Marriage Act 1949 by inserting a new provision after section 65 to allow the Secretary of State to make regulations that will enable the RG to carry out searches on behalf of customers in order to locate an entry within the marriage records, or to provide information from a marriage entry in different ways, not just in the form of a certificate. It also allows regulations to be made that specify a fee for, and define how the customer may request, a search or product, and what form of product is to be offered.

463.Subsection (2) amends the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to allow additional products and services to be provided as described above by the RG from the records of civil partnership.

464.Subsection (3) allows additional products and services to be provided as described above by the RG from the conversion register, which is the register of civil partnerships that have been converted into marriages.

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