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The Registration Services (Fees, etc.) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Registration Services (Fees, etc.) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007.

(2) Except for regulation 2(5) and the Schedule, they come into force on 1st January 2008.

(3) Regulation 2(5) and the Schedule come into force on 28th April 2008.

(4) In these Regulations, “the principal Regulations” means the Registration Services (Fees, etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2006(1).

Amendments to registration fees for Scotland

2.—(1) The principal Regulations are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (6).

(2) In regulation 2(1), in the definition of “Internet search” after “Register of Dissolutions of Civil Partnership” insert “, to the accessible material under section 58(1) of the 2006 Act”.

(3) At the end of regulation 3(c) (fees payable to Registrar General), add–

  • ;

    (d)

    column 1 of Part IV of Schedule 1 for the services described in column 2 of that Schedule (notification of death) shall be the amount specified in column 3 thereof.

(4) After regulation 7(b) (remission of fees), insert–

(ba)remission is likely to promote public knowledge of the registers in respect of which fees are payable under these Regulations and the fee remitted is for an Internet search made–

(i)by or on behalf of an association whose objects include genealogy;

(ii)at a school within the meaning of section 135 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980(2) or a public library managed by a library authority (within the meaning of the Public Libraries Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1887(3)); or

(iii)using a discount voucher which has previously been issued by the Registrar General;.

(5) In Part I of Schedule 1 (fees payable to the Registrar General)–

(a)in entry 4 (general search – parochial and statutory registers), for columns 2 and 3 substitute columns 1 and 2 of Part 1 of the Schedule to these Regulations;

(b)in entry 8 (general search – Register of Dissolutions of Civil Partnership), for columns 2 and 3 substitute columns 1 and 2 of Part 2 of the Schedule to these Regulations;

(c)in entry 12 (general search – index of “accessible material”), for columns 2 and 3 substitute columns 1 and 2 of Part 3 of the Schedule to these Regulations.

  • At the end of Schedule 1, add–

    PART IVNOTIFICATION OF DEATH

    123
    Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965ServiceFee payable under these Regulations
    £
    Section 39B(4)Weekly notice of all deaths registered in Scotland, as may be prescribed under section 39B(2) of the 1965 Act2,000.00 per annum.

D. MACNIVEN

Registrar General for Scotland

New Register House,

Edinburgh

27th November 2007

Approved by the Scottish Ministers

JIM MATHER

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

28th November 2007

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