Marriage Certificates

Home Office written question – answered on 17th February 2020.

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Photo of Lord Trefgarne Lord Trefgarne Chair, SLSC Sub-Committee A

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to propose amendments to the provision of the Civil Partnership, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019 as they relate to the issue of marriage certificates by churches immediately following the ceremony in question.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

The General Register Office (GRO) is currently working on the secondary legislation, IT systems and administrative processes that are required to implement the marriage schedule system, which includes the issue of certificates following a ceremony.

GRO continues to engage interested stakeholders on these matters, including the Church of England and Church in Wales.

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