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4.—(1) Section 8 (notice of proposed civil partnership and declaration) is amended as follows.
(2) For subsection (1) substitute—
“(1) For two people to register as civil partners of each other under the standard procedure a notice of proposed civil partnership must be given—
(a)if the proposed civil partners have resided in the area of the same registration authority for the period of 7 days immediately before the giving of the notice, by each of them to that registration authority;
(b)if the proposed civil partners have not resided in the area of the same registration authority for that period, by each of them to the registration authority in whose area he or she has resided for that period.”.
(3) For subsection (4)(b) substitute—
“(b)that the proposed civil partners have for the period of 7 days immediately before the giving of the notice had their usual places of residence in the area of the registration authority, or in the areas of the registration authorities, to which notice is given.”.
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