Page 5, line 26, leave out from 'Act,' to end of clause."—(Sir R. Webster.)
§ Amendment agreed to.
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
I move that the Bill be re-committed in regard to the clauses—So much of sections thirty-nine and forty-two of the Marriage Act, 1836, as punishes the solemnisation of or renders void any marriage by reason of the absence of the registrar is hereby repealed in respect of any marriage authorised by and solemnised in accordance with this Act.The Registrar General may, with the approval of the Local Government Board, make rules with respect to—
and generally for carrying into effect the provisions of this Act.
- "(a) the forms to be used for the purposes of this Act;
- "(b) the custody of documents required for the purposes of this Act;
- "(c) the duties of registrars, superintendent registrars, and authorised persons under this Act;
- "(d) any matter which may under this Act be prescribed:
- "(1) On the issue of any certificate for a marriage to be solemnised in accordance with this Act, the parties to the marriage shall pay to the superintendent registrar of the district
1110 in which the registered building selected for the marriage is situate, an additional fee of six shillings and sixpence if the marriage is by licence, and otherwise a fee of four shillings. Provided that not more than one such fee shall be paid in respect of any one marriage.
- "(2) Where there is only one registrar of marriages for the district, who was appointed before the passing of the Act, the superintendent registrar shall, at the end of each quarter, pay the fees so received by him to that registrar, and where there are more such registrars he shall, at the end of each quarter, divide the amount of the fees so received by him among those registrars in accordance with rules to be made under this Act.
- "(3) This section shall not continue in force for more than ten years from the commencement of this Act, and shall not apply to a district unless there is acting therein a registrar of marriages appointed before the passing of this Act."—(Sir R. Webster.)Page 6, leave out schedule 1."—(Sir R. Webster.)Page 6, leave out schedule 2."—(Sir R. Webster.)
§ MR. GEDGE
Upon the Second Reading of this Bill I pointed out a number of mistakes which ought to be looked into and put right. I now wish to thank the right honourable Gentleman the Attorney General for the way in which he has gone into the matter and met the objections which were pointed out on the Second Reading. Everything that I pointed out has been taken notice of, and I beg leave to second the Motion of the right honourable Gentleman that the Bill be read a third time.
§ The Bill was read a third time.