Minor and Consequential Amendments

Part of Schedule 8 – in the House of Commons at 11:15 pm on 17th June 1996.

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No. 84, in page 67, line 46, at end insert— 'Proceedings after decree nisi: general powers of court15B.—(1) Where a decree of nullity of marriage has been granted under this Act but not made absolute, then, without prejudice to section 15A above, any person (excluding a party to the proceedings other than the Queen's Proctor) may show cause why the decree should not be made absolute by reason of material facts not having been brought before the court; and in such a case the court may—

  1. (a) notwithstanding anything in section 15 above (but subject to section 41 below) make the decree absolute; or
  2. (b) rescind the decree; or
  3. (c) require further inquiry; or
  4. (d) otherwise deal with the case as it thinks fit.