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The Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 No. 1945

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Article 2 restricts the grounds on which the battery of a child may be justified as reasonable punishment. Article 3 repeals statutory provisions prohibiting marriage—

(a)between a person and the parent of that person’s former spouse or former civil partner, and

(b)between a person and the former spouse or former civil partner of a child of that person,

unless certain conditions are satisfied. Article 4 repeals corresponding prohibitions relating to civil partnerships. Article 6 makes a minor correction to the Civil Partnership Act 2004.

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