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Scottish Statutory Instruments

1999 No. 104

REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, DEATHS, MARRIAGES, ETC.

The Registration of Births, Still-Births, Deaths and Marriages (Prescription of Forms) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1999

Made

21st September 1999

Coming into force

1st January 2000

The Registrar General, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sections 13(1), 18(1), 21(2), 32(1), 54(1)(b) and 56 of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf and with the approval of the Scottish Ministers under section 54 of that Act(2), hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Registration of Births, Still-Births, Deaths and Marriages (Prescription of Forms) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1999 and shall come into force on 1st January 2000.

(2) In these Regulations, “the principal Regulations” means the Registration of Births, Still-Births, Deaths and Marriages (Prescription of Forms) (Scotland) Regulations 1997(3).

Amendment of the principal Regulations

2.  For the form set out in Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations there shall be substituted the form set out in Schedule 1 to these Regulations.

3.  For the form set out in Schedule 6 to the principal Regulations there shall be substituted the form set out in Schedule 2 to these Regulations.

4.  For the form set out in Schedule 21 to the principal Regulations there shall be substituted the form set out in Schedule 3 to these Regulations.

5.  For the form set out in Schedule 22 to the principal Regulations there shall be substituted the form set out in Schedule 4 to these Regulations.

J N RANDALL

Registrar General for Scotland

New Register House,

Edinburgh

16th September 1999

Approved by the Scottish Ministers

JIM WALLACE

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

21st September 1999

Regulation 2

SCHEDULE 1(Section 13(1) of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965)

Regulation 3

SCHEDULE 2

Regulation 4

SCHEDULE 3

Regulation 5

SCHEDULE 4

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These regulations amend the Registration of Births, Still-Births, Deaths and Marriages (Prescription of Forms) (Scotland) Regulations 1997.

A revised certificate of still-birth is substituted to enable more detail to be provided about the sequence of events leading to death and contains minor drafting amendments (regulation 3). The stillbirth register page is substituted as a consequence of the changes made to the certificate of stillbirth (regulation 2).

A revised declaration by the mother of a child (regulation 4) and declaration by the father of a child (regulation 5) are substituted to remove the reference to the parents not being married to each other

(1)

1965, c. 49; section 18 was amended by paragraphs 8(2) and (3) of Schedule 1 to the Law Reform (Parent and Child) (Scotland) Act 1986 (c. 9); section 32(1) was amended by the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977 (c. 15), Schedule 2, paragraph 8; section 56 contains a definition of “prescribed” relevant to the exercise of statutory powers under which these Regulations are made.

(2)

The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

(3)

S.I.1997/2348, amended by S.I.1998/2285

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