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The Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2005

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1.  (1)  This Order may be cited as the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2005.

(2) In this Order—

(a)“the Act” means the Civil Partnership Act 2004; and

(b)“the 1949 Act” means the Marriage Act 1949(1).

(3) This Order does not extend to the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.

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2.  (1)  The provisions of the Act specified in Schedule 1 to this Order shall come into force on 5th December 2005.

(2) Subject to paragraphs (3) to (5), Schedule 27 to the Act shall, in so far as it is not already in force, come into force on 5th December 2005.

(3) Paragraph 13(4) and (5) of Schedule 27 shall not be commenced by this Order.

(4) Paragraph 13(6) of Schedule 27 shall only be commenced so as to omit subsections (6) and (7) of section 1 of the 1949 Act, and only in so far as those subsections apply to Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the 1949 Act.

(5) Paragraph 17 of Schedule 27 shall only be commenced in so far as it substitutes Parts 1 and 2 of Schedule 1 to the 1949 Act.

(6) Subject to paragraph (7), Schedule 30 to the Act, except so far as relating to any Acts of the Scottish Parliament or any provision which extends to Northern Ireland only, shall come into force on 5th December 2005.

(7) The amendment of the 1949 Act in Schedule 30 shall only be commenced so as to repeal subsections (6) and (7) of section 1 of that Act, and only in so far as those subsections apply to Part 2 of Schedule 1 to that Act.

(8) Paragraph 13(2)(a) of Schedule 9 to the Act shall come into force on 5th December 2005 immediately after section 3 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004(2) has come into force.

(9) Sections 75(2) and 79 of the Act shall come into force on 30th December 2005.

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3.  The provisions of the Act specified in Schedule 2 to this Order shall come into force on 5th December 2005.

Meg Munn

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women and Equality

Department of Trade and Industry

14th November 2005

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