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Marriage Certificates: Mothers

Question for Home Office

UIN 11550, tabled on 13 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the reasons are for the time taken to change regulations to allow mothers' names to be recorded on marriage certificates; what timetable is in place for that change to be made; whether she has made an assessment of the feasibility of allowing that change to be phased in as marriage registers are replaced; and if she will make a statement.

Answered on

26 October 2015

The Home Office is working with all interested parties to confirm the most efficient and effective way to enable mothers’ names to be recorded on marriage certificates.

Achieving this is likely to require additional funding and changes to legislation, IT systems and administrative processes.

The Government will confirm a timetable for the introduction of the changes in due course.

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