(1) This Order may be cited as the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Commencement No 1) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005.
(2) In this Order—
(a) “the Act” means the Civil Partnership Act 2004; and
(b) references to sections, subsections and Schedules are, unless otherwise stated, references to Parts, sections and subsections of, and Schedules to, the Act.
Date made: 25 August 2005: (no specific commencement provision).
(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order brings into force on 5th September 2005 the provisions of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c 33) (“the Act”) listed in Column 1 of the Schedule.
These provisions of the Act are being commenced for the particular purpose or purposes specified in the corresponding entry in Column 2 of the Schedule. Where no particular purpose is specified, a provision is being commenced for all purposes. The purposes relate to the making of regulations, orders and rules of court under provisions of the Act and under provisions in existing legislation amended by the Act.
Sections 213(2) to (6), 247(2) to (7), 248(2) to (5), 254(2) to (6), 255, 258, 259, 260, 262, 263, and 264 of the Act came into force on Royal Assent on 18th November 2004.
A full regulatory impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument. A regulatory impact assessment identifying the impact on business and the exchequer of the provisions in the Act was published at the time the Act received Royal Assent. It is available from http://www.dti.gov.uk/access/ria/index.htm.