The Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Regulations 2003

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2003/3048
Year2003

2003 No. 3048

REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, DEATHS, MARRIAGES, ETC., ENGLAND AND WALES

The Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Regulations 2003

Made 27th November 2003

Coming into force 1st December 2003

The Registrar General, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 1(1), 9(2) and (5), 10A(1), 39 and 41 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act 19531as extended by section 26(3) of the Welsh Language Act 19932and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, with the approval of the Chancellor of the Exchequer3, hereby 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 2003 and shall come into force on 1st December 2003.

(2) In these Regulations—

“the principal Regulations” means the Registration of Births and Deaths Regulations 19874;

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

“the Welsh Language Regulations” means the Registration of Births and Deaths (Welsh Language) Regulations 19875.

S-2 Amendment of regulation 9 of the principal Regulations

Amendment of regulation 9 of the principal Regulations

2. After regulation 9(4)(b) of the principal Regulations (entry of particulars on registration within three months from date of birth) there shall be inserted the following—

“(c)

“(c) in the case of a request under section 10ZA of the Act (registration of father by virtue of certain provisions of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990), the registrar shall enter in space 4, the name and surname as at the date of his death of the man who is to be treated for the purpose of section 28(5I) of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 as the father of the child.”.

S-3 Amendment of regulation 10 of the principal Regulations

Amendment of regulation 10 of the principal Regulations

3. After regulation 10(1)(b) of the principal Regulations (completion of registration), there shall be inserted the following—

“(c)

“(c) where an entry has been made under section 10ZA of the Act, the person making the request, in which case the registrar shall add after his signature the words “Pursuant to section 10ZA of the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953.””.

S-4 Amendment of regulation 13 of the principal Regulations

Amendment of regulation 13 of the principal Regulations

4. After regulation 13(4)(b)(ii) of the principal Regulations (declaration and registration under section 9 of the Act), there shall be inserted the following—

“(iii)

“(iii) if, pursuant to section 9(4)(A) of the Act, a request made under section 10ZA of the Act was included in the declaration, he shall after the words “by declaration dated…” add “Pursuant to section 10ZA of the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953.””.

S-5 Amendment of regulation 17 of the principal Regulations

Amendment of regulation 17 of the principal Regulations

5.—(1) After regulation 17(2)(b)(v) of the principal Regulations (re-registration of birth), there shall be inserted the following—

“(va)

“(va) in a section 10A(1)(ff) case, add the words “Pursuant to section 10A(1)(ff) of the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953;””.

(2) In regulation 17(4)(b)(ii) of the principal Regulations, after “(f)” insert “(ff)”, and after “(v)” insert “(va)”.

(3) After regulation 17(5)(c) of the principal Regulations, there shall be inserted the following—

“(ca)

“(ca) in a section 10A(1)(ff) case, the mother,”.

(4) After regulation 17(5) of the principal Regulations, there shall be inserted the following—

S-6

“6 In a section 10A(1)(ff) case, any references in regulations 17(2), 17(3) and 17(4) to the “parent” shall be read as a reference to some other person who is a qualified informant in the case of the death or inability of the mother.”.

S-6 Amendment of regulation 34A of the principal Regulations

Amendment of regulation 34A of the principal Regulations

6. After regulation 34A(4)(c)(ii) of the principal Regulations (declaration and registration of a still-birth under section 9 of the Act), there shall be inserted the following—

“(iii)

“(iii) if, pursuant to section 9(4A) of the Act, a request made under section 10ZA of the Act was included in the declaration, he shall after the words required by head (i) make the same addition as, on completion of registration under regulation 10, would be required under paragraph (1)(c) of regulation 10;”.

S-7 Amendment of Schedule 3 to the ...

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