Marriage of Children (Consents) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Published: 1996-10-21

Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
1996 No. 501

MARRIAGES
Marriage of Children (Consents) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

Made
21st October 1996

Coming into operation
2nd December 1996

The Department of Finance and Personnel in exercise of the powers conferred by section 5(1) of the Marriages Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) and paragraph 2(1)(b) of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Act 1974(2) and now vested in it(3) hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Marriage of Children (Consents) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into force on 2nd December 1996.

(2) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Marriage of Minors (Consents) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1954.

Amendments to the principal Regulations

2.—(1) In the principal Regulations—

(a)in regulation 1(2) for the word “minors” there shall be substituted the word “children”; and

(b)in regulations 3 and 13, for the word “minor” there shall be substituted the word “child”.

(2) For the First Schedule of the principal Regulations, there shall be substituted the following Schedule—

“FIRST SCHEDULE

Part A

Consent to the Marriage of a Child

Part B

Consent to the Marriage of a Child



Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on 21st October 1996.

L.S.
Edgar F. Jardine
Assistant Secretary

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)
These Regulations make minor changes to the Marriage of Minors (Consents) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1954. They substitute the word “child” for “minor” and substitute the forms to be used where the consent of the marriage of a child is required.


(1)
1954 c. 21 (N.I.)

(2)
1974 c. 28

(3)
The functions of the Department of Finance were transferred to the Department of Health and Social Services by the Departments (N.I.) Order 1982, Article 5, Schedule 1 and transferred to the Department of Finance and Personnel by S.R. 1993/494
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