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(1)The 1965 Act is amended in accordance with subsections (2) and (3).
(2)In section 42 (correction of errors in registers), for subsections (2) and (3) there is substituted—
“(2)Subject to subsection (3A) below, the district registrar for a registration district may correct a relevant error in an entry in a register of births, still-births, deaths or marriages kept or held by him.
(3)In subsection (2) above, “relevant error” means—
(a)in respect of an entry relating to a birth or death—
(i)a clerical error arising from the faulty transcription of particulars provided by a qualified informant, or
(ii)an error of such other description as may be prescribed, and
(b)in respect of an entry relating to a marriage—
(i)a clerical error arising from the faulty transcription of particulars from a Marriage Schedule, or
(ii)an error of such other description as may be prescribed.
(3A)Subsection (2) above does not apply if the entry is in a part which has been examined under section 34 of this Act.”.
(3)Section 45 (correction of errors in parochial registers) is amended as follows—
(a)the existing provision becomes subsection (1) of that section; and
(b)after that subsection there is inserted—
“(2)The reference in subsection (1) above to written evidence includes evidence which is submitted by electronic means if it is received in a form which is legible and capable of being used for subsequent reference.”.
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