HC Deb 28 January 1887 vol 310 cc164-5
MR. KNOWLES (Salford, W.)

asked the Lord Advocate, Whether it is the fact that where one of two parties intending to marry resides in England and the other in Scotland, they may marry in England upon production of a certificate of proclamation of banns in Scotland, but that there is no similar provision enabling them to marry in Scotland; and, if such is the fact, whether when the Bill is introduced by the Government for the purpose of dispensing with the presence of the Registrar at the celebration of marriages in Nonconformist places of worship, or at some other time, he proposes to authorize Superintendent Registrars of districts in England to issue certificates for the celebration of such marriages in Scotland, or otherwise remove the anomaly?

THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. H. A. MACDONALD) (Edinburgh and St. Andrew's Universities)

I am not aware that any difficulty has ever arisen in regard to banns where a person whose residence is in England desires to be married in Scotland to a person residing there; but I shall make inquiry, and I shall feel obliged if the hon. Member will repeat his Question next Thursday.