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SCHEDULE 13
 
  CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS
 
The Marriages (Ireland) Act 1844 (c.81)
     1. In Schedule (B) to the Marriages (Ireland) Act 1844, in the fifth column, after "Dwelling Place" insert "and Nationality".
 
 
The Marriage Law (Ireland) Amendment Act 1863 (c.27)
     2. In Schedule (A) to the Marriage Law (Ireland) Amendment Act 1863, in the fifth column, after "Dwelling Place" insert "and Nationality"
 
 
The Marriage Act 1949 (c.76)
     3. The Marriage Act 1949 is amended as follows.
 
     4. In section 3(1) (marriages of persons under 21)-
 
 
    (a) for "a certificate" substitute "certificates"; and
 
    (b) omit "whether by licence or without licence,".
     5. In section 5 (methods of authorising marriages), in paragraph (d), for "a certificate" substitute "certificates".
 
     6. In section 17 (marriage under superintendent registrar's certificate)-
 
 
    (a) for "a certificate" substitute "certificates"; and
 
    (b) for "notice of marriage and certificate" substitute "notices of marriage and certificates".
     7. In section 25 (void marriages)-
 
 
    (a) in paragraph (b), for "a certificate" substitute "certificates";
 
    (b) in paragraph (c), for "a certificate of a superintendent registrar which is" substitute "certificates of a superintendent registrar which are"; and
 
    (c) in paragraph (d), for "a certificate" substitute "certificates" and for "notice of marriage and certificate" substitute "notices of marriage and certificates".
     8. In section 27(1) (notice of marriage), for "a certificate" substitute "certificates".
 
     9. In section 27A (additional information required in certain cases)-
 
 
    (a) in subsections (2) and (3), for the first "the notice" substitute "each notice";
 
    (b) in subsection (4), for the first "The person" substitute "Each person"; and
 
    (c) in subsection (6), for "either" substitute "each".
     10. In section 27B (provisions relating to section 1(3) marriages)-
 
 
    (a) in subsection (1), for "a certificate" substitute "certificates";
 
    (b) in subsections (4) and (6), omit "or licence"; and
 
    (c) in subsection (5), omit ", or certificate and licence,".
     11. In section 28(1) (declaration to accompany notice of marriage), omit "or licence" and for paragraph (b) substitute-
 
 
    "(b) that the persons to be married have for the period of 7 days immediately before the giving of the notice had their usual places of residence within the registration district or registration districts in which notice is given;".
     12. In section 29 (caveat against issue of certificate or licence), omit every "or licence".
 
     13. In section 30 (provision for issue of certificate to be forbidden) for first "a certificate" substitute "certificates".
 
     14. In section 31 (marriage certificates)-
 
 
    (a) in subsections (1) and (4), for "a certificate" substitute "certificates"; and
 
    (b) in subsection (5), for "one of the persons to be married" substitute "the person by whom notice of marriage was given".
     15. For section 33 substitute-
 
 
"Period of validity of certificate.     33. - (1) A marriage may be solemnized on the authority of certificates of a superintendent registrar at any time within the period which is the applicable period in relation to that marriage.
 
    (2) If the marriage is not solemnized within the applicable period-
 
 
    (a) the notices of marriage and the certificates are void; and
 
    (b) no person may solemnize the marriage on the authority of those certificates.
      (3) The applicable period, in relation to a marriage, is the period beginning with the day on which the notice of marriage was entered in the marriage notice book and ending-
 
 
    (a) in the case of a marriage which is to be solemnized in pursuance of section 26(1)(dd), 37 or 38, on the expiry of three months; and
 
    (b) in the case of any other marriage, on the expiry of twelve months.
      (4) If the notices of marriage given by each person to be married are not given on the same date, the applicable period is to be calculated by reference to the earlier of the two dates."
 
     16. For section 34 substitute-
 
 
"Marriages normally to be solemnized in registration district in which one party resides.     34. Subject to section 35, a superintendent registrar may not issue a certificate for the solemnization of a marriage elsewhere than within a registration district in which one of the persons to be married has resided for 7 days immediately before the giving of the notice of marriage."
 
     17. - (1) Section 35 (marriages in registration district in which neither party resides) is amended as follows.
 
      (2) In subsection (1)-
 
 
    (a) omit ", or if the marriage is to be by licence, a certificate and a licence,"; and
 
    (b) for "or certificate and licence is issued" substitute "is issued in respect of each of the persons to be married".
      (3) In subsections (2) and (4), omit "or, if the marriage is to be by licence, a certificate and a licence,".
 
      (4) In subsections (2A) and (2B), omit "or, if the marriage is to be by licence, a certificate and licence,".
 
      (5) In subsection (5)-
 
 
    (a) for "a certificate" substitute "certificates";
 
    (b) for "the notice" substitute "each notice"; and
 
    (c) for "the certificate" substitute "each certificate".
     18. Omit section 36 (superintendent registrar not normally to issue licences for marriages in registered buildings outside his district).
 
     19. In section 37(1) (one party resident in Scotland)-
 
 
    (a) for first "a certificate" substitute "certificates"; and
 
    (b) omit "without licence".
     20. - (1) Section 38 (one party resident in Northern Ireland) is amended as follows.
 
      (2) In subsection (1)-
 
 
    (a) for "a certificate" substitute "certificates"; and
 
    (b) omit "without licence".
      (3) In subsection (2), for "and place of residence" substitute ", place of residence and nationality".
 
      (4) In subsection (3), for "twenty-one" substitute "15".
 
     21. In section 39(1) (issue of certificates on board Her Majesty's ships)-
 
 
    (a) for first "a certificate" substitute "certificates"; and
 
    (b) omit "without licence".
     22. In section 40 (forms of certificates for marriage), omit subsection (2).
 
     23. In section 44(1) (solemnization of marriage in registered buildings), for "a notice of marriage and certificate" substitute "the notices of marriage and certificates".
 
     24. In section 45(1) (solemnization of marriage in register office)-
 
 
    (a) for "a certificate" substitute "certificates";
 
    (b) for first "notice" substitute "notices";
 
    (c) for "notice has" substitute "notices have"; and
 
    (d) for "certificate or certificate and licence, as the case may be, has or" substitute "certificates".
     25. In section 47(2) (marriages according to usages of Society of Friends), in paragraph (a), for "the person" substitute "each person".
 
     26. In section 48(1) (proof of certain matters not necessary to validity of marriages), in paragraph (a), for "notice" substitute "notices".
 
     27. In section 49 (void marriages)-
 
 
    (a) in paragraph (b), after "issued" insert ", in respect of each of the persons to be married,";
 
    (b) omit paragraph (c);
 
    (c) in paragraph (d), for "a certificate which is" substitute "certificates which are"; and
 
    (d) in paragraph (e), for "notice" substitute "notices" and for "certificate" substitute "certificates".
     28. In section 50 (person to whom certificate to be delivered)-
 
 
    (a) in subsection (1), for "a certificate" substitute "certificates" and omit "the certificate or, if notice of marriage has been given to more than one superintendent registrar,";
 
    (b) omit subsection (2); and
 
    (c) in subsection (3), for "certificate or certificate and licence, as the case may be," substitute "certificates".
     29. In section 51(1) (fees of registrars for attending marriages), omit from first "the sum" to "case,".
 
     30. - (1) Section 75 (offences relating to solemnization of marriages) is amended as follows.
 
      (2) In subsection (1)(b), for "a certificate" substitute "certificates".
 
      (3) In subsection (2)-
 
 
    (a) in paragraph (a)(ii), for "notice of marriage and certificate" substitute "notices of marriage and certificates";
 
    (b) in paragraph (d), for "a certificate" substitute "certificates" and for from "(not being" to "book" substitute "before the expiry of the waiting period in relation to each notice of marriage"; and
 
    (c) in paragraph (e), for "a certificate" substitute "certificates".
      (4) After subsection (2), insert-
 
 
    "(2A) In subsection (2)(d) "the waiting period" has the same meaning as in section 31(4A)."
 
      (5) In subsection (3), for paragraph (a) substitute-
 
 
    "(a) issues any certificate for marriage before the expiry of 15 days from the day on which the notice of marriage was entered in the marriage notice book;".
      (6) In subsection (3), in paragraph (b), omit "or licence".
 
     31. In section 78(3) (interpretation), in paragraph (a), for "the notice" substitute "each notice".
 
 
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