Civil Registration Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 Explanatory Notes

Section 25: Access to information in the Adopted Children Register

Amends the Adoption (NI) Order 1987 to enable regulations to be made which may: 1) make provision for persons to access any information contained in the Adopted Children Register; 2) make provision for the Registrar General to enter into arrangements with 3rd parties for the purpose of providing access to information contained in the Adopted Children Register; and 3) make provision for the Registrar General to transfer registration information to 3rd parties, subject to conditions, for the purpose of providing access to such information.  These provisions bring access to the Adopted Children Register into line with other registration records.

This Section also amends the definition of “prescribed” in Article 2(2) of the Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987 to take account of the above.

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