Marriage

(asked on 21st October 2021) - View Source

Question to the Ministry of Justice:

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to enable wedding celebrants to perform legally recognised marriages.


Answered by
Tom Pursglove Portrait
Tom Pursglove
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Ministry of Justice) (jointly with Home Office)
This question was answered on 29th October 2021

The Government announced in June 2019 that the Law Commission would conduct a fundamental review of the law on how and where people can legally marry in England and Wales. As part of this review, the Law Commission will make recommendations regarding how provision could be made for the use of independent celebrants. The Government will consider the Law Commission’s recommendations carefully when received. It is right for us to await these recommendations.

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