No. 18.] JMarriage of British Subjects (Facilities)
/? *f -1
a- i. .i-2
.- -S 7
G. B. Ji ln
~.I h October, 1915.
No. 18 of 1915.
AN ORDINANCE to facilitate Marriages between British
Subjects residing in the Colony and British Subjects resid-
ing in the United Kingdom or in British Possessions.
[ 23rd October, 1915. ]
BE it enacted by the Governor, with the advice and consent
of the Legislative Council of Saint Lucia, as follows:-
'1- '' N;- y
Facilities for mar-
British subjects re-
siding in the Colony
and British subjects
residing in the
No. 18.] Marriage of Bf0itieh &Sbjects (Facilities) [1915.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Marriage of British
Subjects (Facilities) Ordinance, 1915.
2. For the purposes of this Ordinance, the expression 'certifi-
cate for marriage' shall mean either a certificate of the publica-
tion of banns or a certificate of notice of marriage.
3. (1) Where a marriage is intended to be celebrated in the
Colony between a British subject residing in the Colony and a
British subject residing in the United Kingdom, a certificate for
marriage issued in England by a superintendent registrar, or in
Scotland or Ireland by a registrar, shall have the same effect as
a certificate for marriage issued in the Colony by a district
registrar or status officer.
(2) If His Majesty is pleased, by Order in Council, to apply
the provisions of section 1 of the Marriage of British Subjects
(Facilities) Act, 1915, to this Colony, then, where a marriage is
intended to be celebrated in the United Kingdom between a
British subject residing in the .Colony and a British subject
residing in the United Kingdom, a certificate for marriage may
be issued in the Colony by a district registrar or status officer
in the like manner as if the marriage were intended to be cele-
brated in circumstances requiring the issue of such a certificate,
and as if both British subjects resided in the Colony.
4. Where it is made to appear to the Governor that the legis-
lature of any British Possession has made or proposes to make
due provision for the issue of certificates for marriage in respect
of marriages intended to be celebrated in the Colony, and for
the recognition of certificates for marriage issued by district
registrars or status officers in the Colony as sufficient notice in
respect of marriages between British subjects intended to be
celebrated in such British Possession, the Governor may, by
Order in Council, extend this Ordinance to such British Posses-
sion, and on the making of any such Order, this Ordinance shall,
subject to the provisions of the Order, have effect as if such
British Possession were part of the United Kingdom.
Passed the Legislative Council this 12th day of October, 1915.
B. P. E. BULSTRODE,
Clerk of Councils.
PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
CASTRIES, ST. LUCIA.