The Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Regulations 2006

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2006/2827
Year2006

2006 No. 2827

registration of births, deaths, marriages etc., england and wales

The Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Regulations 2006

Made 25th October 2006

Coming into force 13th November 2006

The Registrar General, in exercise of the powers conferred on her by sections 1, 5, 7, 9, 15, 20, 23(2)(b), 23(3), 29, 39 and 41 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act 19531as extended by section 26(3) of the Welsh Language Act 19932, and sections 20 and 21(1) of the Registration Service Act 19533with the approval of the Chancellor of the Exchequer4, makes the following Regulations—

S-1 Citation, commencement and interpretation

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Regulations 2006 and shall come into force on 13th November 2006.

(2) In these Regulations—

“the Act” means the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953;

“the Principal Regulations” means the Registration of Births and Deaths Regulations 19875, and unless the context otherwise requires any reference in these Regulations to a numbered regulation or Schedule is a reference to the regulation or Schedule bearing that number in those Regulations; and

“the Welsh Language Regulations” means the Registration of Births and Deaths (Welsh Language) Regulations 19876.

S-2 Amendment of regulation 4 of the Principal Regulations

Amendment of regulation 4 of the Principal Regulations

2. In regulation 4 (absence of particulars) for “draw a line in ink though that space” substitute “enter a line through that space”.

S-3 Amendment of regulation 9 of the Principal Regulations

Amendment of regulation 9 of the Principal Regulations

3.—(1) In regulation 9(5)(b) (entry of particulars on registration within three months from date of birth) omit “below the particulars”.

(2) In regulation 9(10) for “the registrar shall, in the presence of the informant, make the necessary correction as provided in regulation 54” substitute “the registrar, in the presence of the informant, shall, where the entry is being completed in manuscript, make the correction in accordance with regulation 54”.

S-4 Amendment of regulation 11 of the Principal Regulations

Amendment of regulation 11 of the Principal Regulations

4.—(1) In regulation 11(1)(a) (registration between three and twelve months from date of birth) for “using” substitute “on”.

(2) In regulation 11(1)(b) for “show or read the declaration to the informant and correct any error or omission, requiring the informant to initial any amendment and then to sign the declaration” substitute “show or read the declaration to the informant and correct any error or omission, requiring the informant to initial any amendment if the declaration is prepared in manuscript, and then to sign the declaration”.

(3) In regulation 11(1)(d) for “deliver” substitute “make available”.

S-5 Amendment of regulation 12 of the Principal Regulations

Amendment of regulation 12 of the Principal Regulations

5. In regulation 12(3) (registration after twelve months from date of birth) omit “of the entry immediately below the date of registration”.

S-6 Amendment of regulation 13 of the Principal Regulations

Amendment of regulation 13 of the Principal Regulations

6.—(1) In regulation 13(2)(b) (declaration and registration under section 9 of the Act) for “show or read the particulars entered on the form to the informant and correct any error or omission, requiring the informant to initial any amendment and then to sign the declaration” substitute “show or read the declaration to the informant and correct any error or omission, requiring the informant to initial any amendment if the declaration is prepared in manuscript, and then to sign the declaration”.

(2) In regulation 13(5)(c)(iii) omit “below the date of registration”.

S-7 Amendment of regulation 27 of the Principal Regulations

Amendment of regulation 27 of the Principal Regulations

7.—(1) In regulation 27(1)(a) (marking of birth entry of adopted child) omit “or, as the case may be, the words “proposed foreign adoption”,”.

(2) In regulation 27(2) for “50(7) and 55(3) of, and paragraphs 1(3), 2, 3(c), 4(2)(b), (3) and (5), 5 and 6(b) of Schedule 1, to the Adoption Act 1976” substitute “77(6) of, and paragraphs 1(2), 2, 3(2)(a), 4(5)(b), (6)(b) and (9), 5 and 6(2)(b) of Schedule 1 to, the Adoption and Children Act 2002”.

S-8 Amendment of regulation 34A of the Principal Regulations

Amendment of regulation 34A of the Principal Regulations

8. In regulation 34A(2)(b) (declaration and registration of a still-birth under section 9 of the Act) for “show or read the particulars entered on the form to the informant and correct any error or omission, requiring the informant to initial any amendment and then to sign the declaration” substitute “show or read the declaration to the informant and correct any error or omission, requiring the informant to initial any amendment if the declaration is prepared in manuscript, and then to sign the declaration”.

S-9 Amendment of regulation 39 of the Principal Regulations

Amendment of regulation 39 of the Principal Regulations

9. In regulation 39 (particulars to be registered) for “1 to 8” substitute “1 to 7 and 9”.

S-10 Amendment of regulation 42 of the Principal Regulations

Amendment of regulation 42 of the Principal Regulations

10.—(1) In regulation 42(1) (registration within twelve months from date of death where no report to coroner) for “1 to 8” substitute “1 to 7 and 9”.

(2) In regulation 42(4) for “8” substitute “9”.

(3) In regulation 42(5) for “1 to 8” substitute “1 to 7 and 9”.

(4) In regulation 42(6) after “54” insert “when the entry is being prepared in manuscript”.

(5) In regulation 42(7)(a) for “9” substitute “8”.

S-11 Amendment of regulation 42A of the Principal Regulations

Amendment of regulation 42A of the Principal Regulations

11.—(1) In regulation 42A(2)(b) (declaration and registration under section 23A of the Act) after “omission,” insert “where the declaration is being prepared in manuscript”.

(2) In regulation 42A(4)(b) for “8” substitute “9” and in regulation 42A(4)(c) for “9” substitute “8”.

S-12 Amendment of regulation 43 of the Principal Regulations

Amendment of regulation 43 of the Principal Regulations

12.—(1) In regulation 43(1) (registration where inquest is not held) for “1 to 8, in accordance with regulation 42(2) to (7) or, if a declaration is made for the purposes of section 23A of the Act, in accordance with regulation 42A(4) but subject, in relation to space 8 of form 13 (cause of death), to paragraphs (2) and (3) below” substitute “1 to 7 and 9, in accordance with regulation 42(2) to (7) or, if a declaration is made for the purposes of section 23A of the Act, in accordance with regulation 42A(4) but subject, in relation to space 9 of form 13 (cause of death), to paragraphs (2) and (3) below”.

(2) In regulation 43(2) for “8” substitute “9”.

(3) In regulation 43(3) for “8” substitute “9” in both places where it occurs.

S-13 Amendment of regulation 44 of the Principal Regulations

Amendment of regulation 44 of the Principal Regulations

13. In regulation 44(a) (noting of previous entry on coroner’s notification of cause of death) for “8” substitute “9”.

S-14 Amendment of regulation 45 of the Principal Regulations

Amendment of regulation 45 of the Principal Regulations

14.—(1) In regulation 45(a) (registration after inquest) for “ 8” substitute “ 9”.

(2) In regulation 45(c) for “9” substitute “8”.

S-15 Amendment of regulation 49 of the Principal Regulations

Amendment of regulation 49 of the Principal Regulations

15. In regulation 49(2) (certificates and declaration for disposal) for “A registrar shall not give a certificate for disposal before registration except for the purpose of burial in England or Wales, and then only” substitute “A registrar may give a certificate for disposal before registration for the purpose of burial or cremation, in England and Wales, but only”.

S-16 Amendment of regulation 54 of the Principal Regulations

Amendment of regulation 54 of the Principal Regulations

16.—(1) In regulation 54(1) (correction of entry before completion) after “Where under these Regulations a registrar is required to correct an error in an entry” insert “, which he is preparing in manuscript”.

(2) In regulation 54 omit paragraph 1(d).

(3) In regulation 54(2) omit “and the registrar shall number the error and make an entry in the margin as provided in paragraph (1)(d)”.

S-17 Amendment of regulation 55 of the Principal Regulations

Amendment of regulation 55 of the Principal Regulations

17.—(1) In regulation 55(1) (correction of minor clerical errors after completion)—

(a)

(a) omit “on or after 1st April 1969”; and

(b)

(b) for “except where paragraph (4) applies, correct the error as provided in regulation 54(1)(a), (b), (c) or (e) whichever is appropriate” substitute “correct the error as provided in regulation 55(3)”.

(2) In regulation 55(2)(c) for “by regulation 10(1)(b)(ii),(iii) or (iv), 13(4)(b), 17(2)(b)(i) or 34A(4)(c)(ii) or (iii)” substitute “under these Regulations”.

(3) In regulation 55(2)(cc) for “by regulation 17(2)(c), 17(4)(c), 20(3)(c), or 22(d)” substitute “under these Regulations”.

(4) In regulations 55(2) (e) (i) and (ii) for “8” substitute “9”.

(5) In regulation 55 for paragraph (3) substitute—

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“3 Where any correction is made under paragraph (1), the superintendent registrar or registrar concerned shall enter a marginal note providing details of the correction and where an error has occurred the following wording shall apply—

“In space [or column].. .. corrected to.. .. on .. ..by me .. .. registrar [or superintendent registrar]”

and the registrar or superintendent registrar shall complete and sign the note in the places provided;

where an omission has occurred the following wording shall apply —

“In space [or column] .. .. for .. .. read .. .. corrected on .. .. by me .. .. registrar [or superintendent registrar]”

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