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Presumption of Death Act (Northern Ireland) 2009

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Entries in Register of Presumed Deaths

1.—(1) Where a declaration under section 1 has been made by the High Court, the Court must—

(a)where no appeal has been brought against the declaration, on the expiration of the time within which such an appeal may be brought; or

(b)where an appeal has been brought against the declaration, on the conclusion of any appellate proceedings,

send a copy of the declaration and such particulars as may be prescribed to the Registrar General.

(2) On receipt of a copy of a declaration in accordance with sub-paragraph (1), the Registrar General must—

(a)make an entry in the Register of Presumed Deaths containing the name of the missing person to whom the declaration relates and such other particulars as may be prescribed in relation to that person’s presumed death;

(b)secure that each entry made in the Register of Presumed Deaths is included in the index of the register of deaths; and

(c)make traceable the connection between the entry in the Register of Presumed Deaths and the index of the register of deaths.

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