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Marriage: Humanism

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 18961, tabled on 21 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the financial effect on couples wishing to have a humanist wedding of the requirement to also have a civil ceremony in order for their marriage to be lawfully recognised.

Answered on

2 March 2020

Government consulted in 2014 on marriages by non-religious belief organisations. Its summary assessment of costs and benefits was published in the response, which can be found at