Marriage Certificates

Home Office written question – answered on 30th January 2015.

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Photo of Jonathan Evans Jonathan Evans Conservative, Cardiff North

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on the review of information contained on marriage certificates; and when she plans to bring forward proposals to allow mothers' names to be recorded on marriage certificates.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

It is right that marriage certificates are updated to reflect changes in society since they were first introduced in 1837. We are working with interested parties to consider the options for doing this.

It is likely that this will involve changes to administrative processes, IT systems and legislation. When we have completed assessment of the options, we will bring forward proposals to introduce the necessary changes.

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