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Unexpected statistic o' the day

From Hansard:

Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many civil partnerships have been celebrated in British consulates. 


Chris Bryant: Since the introduction of the Civil Partnership Act on 18 November 2004, 487 civil partnerships have been registered at British consulates overseas. The following table provides information on the countries where British consulates can register civil partnerships and the number registered since the introduction of the Act.


Australia is far in the lead, which is not a huge surprise, but Vietnam's strong showing came as a bit of a shock.

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