The Registration Services (Attestation and Authentication) (Scotland) Regulations 2006

2006 No. 597

REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, DEATHS, MARRIAGES, ETC.

MARRIAGE

The Registration Services (Attestation and Authentication) (Scotland) Regulations 2006

Made 12th December 2006

Coming into force 1st January 2007

The Registrar General, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 15(1) and (2), 16(1)(c), 18(1)(a), 21(2)(a), 24, 25(1)(c), 41, 54(1)(b) and 54A of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 19651, sections 3(3A), 5(1) and 24A(2) of the Marriage (Scotland) Act 19772and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, and with the approval of the Scottish Ministers3in accordance with section 54(1) of the 1965 Act and section 25(1) of the 1977 Act, makes the following Regulations:

S-1 Citation, commencement and interpretation

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Registration Services (Attestation and Authentication) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 and shall come into force on 1st January 2007.

(2) In these Regulations, “the 1965 Act” means the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965.

S-2 Manner of attestation

Manner of attestation

2. Manuscript signature is the manner of attestation prescribed for the purposes of–

(a) sections 15(1) and (2), 16(1)(c), 18(1)(a), 21(2)(a), 24 and 25(1)(c) of the 1965 Act; and

(b) sections 3(3A) and 5(1) of the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977.

S-3 Authentication of extracts

Authentication of extracts

3. An extract issued under the 1965 Act is–

(a) if such an extract is issued from the General Register Office, to be sealed and stamped with the seal of that office; and

(b) if issued from a local registration office, to be signed by the district registrar.

PAUL M PARR

Deputy Registrar General for Scotland

New Register House,

Edinburgh

12th December 2006

GEORGE LYON

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

12th December 2006

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

Part 2 of the Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006 made amendments to the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965 and the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977 which enable the Registrar General to prescribe the manner of attestation for certain things done, and authentication of extracts issued, under those Acts.

These Regulations re-prescribe the existing manuscript signature for attestation (regulation 2)...

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