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Civil Registration Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

  • Explanatory Notes Table of contents

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  1. Introduction

  2. Background and Policy Objectives

  3. Consultation

  4. Overview

  5. Commentary on Sections

    1. Section 1:  Registration of births

    2. Section 2: Infant children found exposed

    3. Section 3: Issue of notice for information concerning births

    4. Section 4: Registration of father where parents not married

    5. Section 5: Time limit on registration of still-births

    6. Section 6: Registration of still-births where parents not married

    7. Section 7: Re-registration of births of legitimated persons

    8. Section 8: Re-registration of births after declaration of parentage

    9. Section 9: Registration of deaths

    10. Section 10:  Issue of notice for information concerning deaths

    11. Section 11: Short death certificate

    12. Section 12: Discharge of functions of the Registrar General

    13. Section 13: Reproduction of registers and replacement of lost registers etc.

    14. Section 14: Access to information relating to births and deaths

    15. Section 15: Correction of errors in registers

    16. Section 16: Registration or alteration of child’s name

    17. Section 17: Certified copies

    18. Section 18: Issue of short birth certificate

    19. Section 19: Notification of births and deaths

    20. Section 20: Entries in registers as evidence

    21. Section 21: Refusal to give information

    22. Section 22: Fees payable for searches, certified copies, etc

    23. Section 23: Access to information relating to marriages and civil partnerships

    24. Section 24: Notification of registration of marriages and civil partnerships

    25. Section 25: Access to information in the Adopted Children Register

    26. Section 26: Access to information in the Gender Recognition Register

    27. Section 27: Notification of entry in Register of Presumed Deaths

    28. Section 28: Access to information in the Register of Presumed Deaths

    29. Section 29: Correction of errors in the Register of Presumed Deaths

    30. Section 30: Production of commemorative documents

    31. Section 31: Record of Northern Ireland Connections

    32. Section 32:  Interpretation

    33. Section 33:  Repeals

    34. Section 34:  Commencement

    35. Section 35:  Short title

    36. Schedule 1:  Events which may be recorded under Section 31

    37. Schedule 2:  Repeals

  6. Hansard Reports

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