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Statutory Instruments

2005 No. 3255 (C. 139)

CIVIL PARTNERSHIP, NORTHERN IRELAND

The Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Commencement No. 3) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

Made

23rd November 2005

The Department of Finance and Personnel, in exercise of the powers conferred upon it by section 263 of the Civil Partnership Act 2004(1), and after having consulted the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Commencement No. 3) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005.

(2) In this Order—

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

(b)“the 1984 Order” means the Family Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1984(2).

Commencement

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

(2) Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), Schedule 29 shall, in so far as it is not already in force, come into force on 5th December 2005.

(3) Paragraph 64(3) of Schedule 29 shall only be commenced in so far as it substitutes Parts 1 and 2 of the Table in article 18 of the 1984 Order.

(4) Paragraphs 64(6), 64(7) and 93 of Schedule 29 shall not be commenced by this Order.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on 23rd November 2005.

L.S.

Ethne E. Harkness

A senior officer of the

Department of Finance and Personnel

Article 2(1)

SCHEDULE

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force on 5th December 2005 the provisions of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c. 33) (“the Act”) listed in the Schedule, with the following exceptions:

A full regulatory impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument. A regulatory impact assessment identifying the impact on business and the exchequer of the provisions in the Act was published at the time the Act received Royal Assent. It is available from http://www.dti.gso.uk/access/ria/index.htm.

Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the Act came into force on Royal Assent on 18th November 2004: sections 213(2) to (6), 247(2) to (7), 248(2) to (5), 254(2) to (6), 25, 258, 259, 260, 262, 263 and 264.

The following provisions of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 have been brought into force in Northern Ireland by commencement orders made before the date of this Order:

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.I. No.
s. 15.12.20052005/3175(a)
s. 139(2) and (3) (partially)5.9.20052005/2399(b)
s. 140(1)(a) (partially)5.9.20052005/2399
s. 143 (partially)5.9.20052005/2399
s. 144(4) and (6) (partially)5.9.20052005/2399
s. 145(3) (partially)5.9.20052005/2399
s. 147(1) (partially)5.9.20052005/2399
s. 149(2)(a) (partially)5.9.20052005/2399
s. 152(5)5.9.20052005/2399
s. 155(3) (partially)5.9.20052005/2399
s. 156(1) and (3) (partially)5.9.20052005/2399
s. 1575.9.20052005/2399
ss. 159 and 1605.9.20052005/2399
s. 169(3) and (4)5.9.20052005/2399
s. 184(1) (partially)5.9.20052005/2399
s. 184(2), (6) and (8)5.9.20052005/2399
s. 187(1) and (2)5.9.20052005/2399
s. 1885.9.20052005/2399
s. 189(1)5.9.20052005/2399
s. 189(2) (partially)5.9.20052005/2399
s. 190(2), (3) and (4) (partially)5.9.20052005/2399
s. 191(3) (partially)5.9.20052005/2399
s. 210(1), (2), (4) and (5)15.4.20052005/1112(c)
s. 210(3)5.12.20052005/3175
s. 21115.4.20052005/1112
s. 2125.12.20052005/3175
s. 213(1)5.12.20052005/3175
ss. 214 to 2185.12.20052005/3175
s. 21915.4.20052005/1112
s. 228 (partially)15.4.20052005/1112
s. 228 (in so far as it is not already in force)5.12.20052005/3175
ss. 229 and 2305.12.20052005/3175
s. 23115.4.20052005/1112
ss. 232 to 2365.12.20052005/3175
s. 237(1) and (6)5.12.20052005/3175
s. 237(2) to (5)15.4.20052005/1112
s. 2385.12.20052005/3175
ss. 239 to 24415.4.20052005/1112
s. 245 (partially)15.4.20052005/1112
s. 245 (in so far as it is not already in force)5.12.20052005/3175
ss. 246 and 247(1)5.12.20052005/3175
s. 2495.12.20052005/3175
s. 2505.12.20052005/3175
s. 2535.12.20052005/3175
ss. 256 and 2575.12.20052005/3175
Schedule 13 paragraph 6 (partially)5.9.20052005/2399
Schedule 15 paragraphs 10(2), 14(2), (3) and (4), 22(c), 23 and 24(2) and (3) (partially)7.11.20052005/3058(d)
Schedule 15 paragraph 41(2) (partially)5.9.20052005/2399
Schedule 15 paragraph 41(3)5.9.20052005/2399
Schedule 15 paragraphs 50(3), (4) and (5) and 75(4) (partially)5.9.20052005/2399
Schedule 16 paragraphs 10 and 11(2) (partially)5.9.20052005/2399
Schedule 17 paragraphs 2(3), 4(1) and 12(1) and (5) (partially)5.9.20052005/2399
Schedule 17 paragraphs 14(4), (5) and (6)5.9.20052005/2399
Schedules 20 and 215.12.20052005/3175
Schedule 23 paragraphs 2(1) and (3), 13, 15(1) and (3), 16(3)(a) and 17 (partially)15.4.20052005/1112
Schedule 23 (in so far as it is not already in force and in so far as it extends to Northern Ireland)5.12.20052005/3175
Schedule 255.12.20052005/3175
Schedule 26 paragraphs 4, 5, 8 and 17 (partially)15.4.20052005/1112
Schedule 26 (in so far as it is not already in force)5.12.20052005/3175
Schedule 27 paragraph 1215.4.20052005/1112
Schedule 27 paragraphs 21 and 162 (partially)15.4.20052005/1112
Schedule 27 paragraph 16315.4.20052005/1112
Schedule 27 (in so far as it is not already in force and in so far as it extends to Northern Ireland)5.12.20052005/3175
Schedule 29 paragraph 94 (partially)5.9.20052005/2399