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Marriage: Humanism

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 45677, tabled on 2 September 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answers of 15 February 2022 to Questions 119629 and 119630, what recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Administration on the potential impact of clauses 3(2) and 3(3)(a) of the Bill of Rights Bill on the legal recognition of humanist marriages in Northern Ireland.

Answered on

13 September 2022

As is the case whenever a new government is formed, we are now looking again at the Bill of Rights to ensure that it meets the government’s objectives.