HC Deb 24 June 1996 vol 280 c1W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the procedure and whose is the responsibility for deciding the terms and the content of the marriage certificate. [33916]

Mrs. Angela Knight

A marriage certificate is a copy of an entry in a marriage register. The form and content of a marriage entry is prescribed by the Registration of Marriages Regulations 1986. These were made by the Registrar General with the approval of the responsible Minister. With the creation on 1 April of the Office for National Statistics, Treasury Ministers approve all regulations made under the Marriage Acts.

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