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Births and Deaths Registration (Northern Ireland) Order 1976

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II THE REGISTRATION SERVICE

    1. 3.Registrar General of Births and Deaths

    2. 4.General Register Office and officers

    3. 5.Registration districts and registration authorities

    4. 6.Registrars and other staff

    5. 7.Financial provisions

    6. 8.Registrars' offices

    7. 9.Delivery up of books, etc., on ceasing to hold office

  4. PART III REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS

    1. 10.Registration of births

    2. 11.Infant children found exposed

    3. 12.Issue of notice for information concerning births

    4. 13.Registration after one year from birth

    5. 14.Registration of father where parents not married

    6. 14ZA.Registration of second female parent where parents not civil partners

    7. 14A.Registration of father or second female parent by virtue of certain provisions of Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008

    8. 15.Special provisions as to still-births

    9. 16.Registration of still-birth after reference to coroner

    10. 17.Disclosure of information

    11. 18.Re-registration of births

    12. 19.Re-registration of births of legitimated persons

    13. 19A.Re-registration after declaration of parentage

    14. 20.Registration of births of legitimated persons

  5. PART IV REGISTRATION OF DEATHS

    1. 21.Registration of deaths

    2. 22.Preliminary notice of death

    3. 23.Issue of notice for information concerning deaths

    4. 24.Registration after one year from death

    5. 25.Certificates of cause of death

    6. 26.Informant's position following an inquest

    7. 27.Informant's duty where coroner issues statement or certificate

    8. 28.Entry of cause of death as set out in coroner's statement or certificate

    9. 29.Certificate of registration of death

    10. 30.Information about burials

    11. 31.Re-registration of deaths

  6. PART V GENERAL

    1. 32.Registers

    2. 33.Reproduction of registers and replacement of lost registers, etc.

    3. 34.Searches of indexes and certified copies of entries

    4. 35.Correction of entries in registers

    5. 36.Correction or cancellation of entries in registers on motion of certain officers

    6. 37.Registration or alteration of child's name

    7. 38.Examination of entries in registers

    8. 39.Photographic copies, etc.

    9. 40.Short birth certificate

    10. 41.Entries in registers as evidence

    11. 42.Proof of age or death for purposes of certain statutory provisions

    12. 43.Offences relating to registers

    13. 44.Refusal to give information

    14. 45.Forgery, etc., of documents under this Order

    15. 46.Time limit for commencing summary proceedings

    16. 47.Fees payable for searches, certified copies, etc.

    17. Art.48, with Schedule 2, effects repeals

    18. 49.Savings

  7. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      STATUTORY PROVISIONS FOR THE PURPOSES OF WHICH PROOF OF THE AGE OR DEATH OF ANY PERSON MAY BE REQUIRED

      1. Schedule 2—Repeals

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