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The Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Date:25 SEP 2013

These Regulations may be cited as the Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) (Amendment) Regulations 2013. They come into force on 7thOctober 2013

These Regulations make two amendments to the Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) Regulations 2005, as follows.

Regulation 4 is amended to correct an error in the drafting of the Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) (Amendment) Regulations 2011, which referred to applications being "fully" instead of "finally" determined. The latter wording was used in the 2005 Regulations prior to their amendment, and should have been maintained.

The table of persons who must consent to an application for approval of certain types of religious premises, at Schedule A1 to the 2005 Regulations, is amended to add the United Reformed Church.

An impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.