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Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 287920, tabled on 6 September 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what funding has been allocated to the Law Commission review of the law on marriage.

Answered on

3 October 2019

The Law Commission will review the law on how and where people can marry in England and Wales, and will provide recommendations for a simple, fair and consistent system which gives couples choice in to marry in a way that is meaningful to them. The cost of this project will be approximately £400,000.

This cost is for the resource for two years of a project team made up of one full-time lawyer, one full-time research assistant, a proportion of the time of a team manager and some travel, publication and translation costs (totalling approximately £150,000 per year) plus the cost of engaging a specialist academic (£50,000 per year).

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