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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2005 No. 100

REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, DEATHS, MARRIAGES, ETC.

The Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005

Made

28th February 2005

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

2nd March 2005

Coming into force

1st April 2005

The Registrar General, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 28A(4), 38(2) and (3), 47 and 54(1) 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(2) in accordance with section 54(1) of that Act, hereby makes the following Regulations:

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005 and shall come into force on 1st April 2005. Amendment of the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 1998

2.  In regulation 2(1) of the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 1998(3), in the definition of “Internet search session”, for “48” substitute “168”.

DUNCAN MACNIVEN

Registrar General

New Register House, Edinburgh

28th February 2005

Approved by the Scottish Ministers

TAVISH SCOTT

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

28th February 2005

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 1998 by extending the period during which an Internet search session may continue from 48 hours to 168 hours.

(1)

1965 c. 49; section 28A was inserted by the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1985 (c. 73), section 50(1); section 54(1) was amended by the Children Act 1975 (c. 72), Schedule 4, part III and by the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977 (c. 15), Schedule 3; section 56 contains a definition of “prescribed” relevant to the exercise of the 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. 1998/643; relevant amending instrument is S.S.I. 2003/89.

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