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

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2007 No. 531

REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, DEATHS, MARRIAGES, ETC.

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

Made

28th November 2007

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

29th November 2007

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1(2) and (3)

The Registrar General makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 28A(4), 38(2) and (3), 39B(1)(c), 39E(3), 47 and 54(1) of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965(1), section 38 of that Act as applied by section 98 of the Civil Partnership Act 2004(2), sections 122(4) and 134(2) of the 2004 Act, sections 58(5) and 61(2)(a) of the Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006(3) and all other powers enabling him to do so.

The Scottish Ministers(4) have approved the making of these Regulations in accordance with sections 54(1) of the 1965 Act, 126(3) of the 2004 Act and 60(1) of the 2006 Act.

(1)

1965 c. 49 (“the 1965 Act”); section 28A was inserted by the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1985 (c. 73), section 10(1); sections 39B and 39E were inserted by the Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006 (“the 2006 Act”), section 44; section 54(1) was amended by the Children Act 1975 (c. 72), Schedule 4, Part III, the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977 (c. 15), Schedule 3, and the 2006 Act, section 41(3). Section 1 of the 1965 Act contains a definition of “Registrar General” and section 56 contains a definition of “prescribed” relevant to the exercise of the statutory powers under which these Regulations are made.

(2)

2004 c. 33; section 98 was substituted by the 2006 Act, section 52(6); section 122(7) was inserted by the 2006 Act, section 52(7); section 39D of the 1965 Act applies to any information shared with district registrars under section 39C; section 126(1) and 135 contain definitions of “prescribed” and “Registrar General” respectively relevant to the exercise of the statutory powers under which these Regulations are made.

(3)

2006 asp 14; section 60 contains and applies definitions of “prescribed” and “Registrar General” relevant to the exercise of statutory powers under which these Regulations are made.

(4)

The functions of the Secretary of State under the 1965 Act were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

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