Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 20th January 2017.

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Photo of Roger Godsiff Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of granting legal recognition to humanist marriages.

Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Assessments of the likely equality impacts and of the potential economic costs and benefits of provision for marriages by non-religious belief organisations, including humanist marriages, were published on in June 2014 in the consultation paper on such provision.

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