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The Registration of Births, Still-births, Deaths and Marriages (Prescription of Forms) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2005 No. 595

REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, DEATHS, MARRIAGES, ETC.

The Registration of Births, Still-births, Deaths and Marriages (Prescription of Forms) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005

Made

23rd November 2005

Coming into force

5th December 2005

The Registrar General, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 21(4), 22(1), 32(1) and 54(1)(b) 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 2005 and shall come into force on 5th December 2005.

(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 8 to the principal Regulations substitute the form set out in Schedule 1 to these Regulations.

3.  For the form set out in Schedule 10 to the principal Regulations substitute the form set out in Schedule 2 to these Regulations.

4.  For the form set out in Schedule 17 to the principal Regulations substitute the form set out in Schedule 3 to these Regulations.

D MACNIVEN

Registrar General for Scotland

New Register House, Edinburgh

12th November 2005

Approved by the Scottish Ministers

GEORGE LYON

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

23rd November 2005

Regulation 2 Form 8

SCHEDULE 1

Form 8

Regulation 3

SCHEDULE 2

Regulation 4

SCHEDULE 3

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 form of Certificate of Registration of Still-birth is substituted to enable more detail to be provided.

Revised Death and Marriage register pages are substituted to reflect the changes brought about by the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c. 33).

(1)

1965 c. 49; 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, relevantly amended by S.I. 1998/2285.

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