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Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations—

“the Act” means the Marriage Act 1949;

“applicant” means the proprietor or trustee of a building who makes an application for registration of the building under section 41(1) or 43A(2) of the Act, or for the cancellation of that registration under section 43C(3), as the context requires, and “application” is to be construed accordingly;

“registered building” means a building registered for the solemnization of marriages of same sex couples under section 43A of the Act;

“relevant superintendent registrar” means the superintendent registrar of the registration district in which the building which is, or is to be, registered is situated.

(1)

1949 c. 76; section 41 was amended by section 1(1) of the Marriage (Registration of Buildings) Act 1990 (c. 33); section 1(1)(a) of the Marriage Acts Amendment Act 1958 (c. 29); and art.8 of S.I. 2009/2821. The fee under subsection (6) was most recently set by S.I . 2010/441. A new subsection (1A), making section 41(1) applicable to marriages between a man and a woman, was inserted by section 17(4) of, and paragraph 8 of Schedule 7 to, the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (c. 30).

(2)

1949 c. 76; section 43A was inserted by section 4(2) of, and paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to, the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (c. 30).

(3)

1949 c. 76; section 43C was inserted by section 4(2) of, and paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to, the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (c. 30).