Amendment of section 64 of Act of 2004.
19.— Section 64 of the Act of 2004 is amended by inserting the following subsections after subsection (7):
“(8) If an tArd-Chláraitheoir is satisfied that an entry in the register of civil partnerships relates to a civil partnership of a class referred to in subsection (9)—
(a) an tArd-Chláraitheoir shall direct a registrar to cancel the entry and notify the parties to the civil partnership and the registrar who registered it of the direction, and
(b) the registrar shall comply with the direction and ensure that the cancelled entry is retained in the register.
(9) The classes referred to in subsection (8) are:
(a) a civil partnership, as respects which one or more of the requirements specified in subsections (1) and (5) of section 59B were not complied with (other than where there has been an exemption ordered under subsection (2) of that section); and
(b) a civil partnership to which there was an impediment within the meaning of section 2(2A).”.