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Marriage: Coronavirus

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 19th May 2020.

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Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Chair, Education Committee, Chair, Education Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to extend the marriage licence while weddings are unable to take place during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Government understands the frustration couples planning a wedding must be feeling at this time. We are exploring what changes might be possible and realistic in line with Public Health England’s guidance on social distancing. As with all coronavirus restrictions we will look to ease them as soon as it is safe to do so.

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