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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2014 No. 141

Registration Of Births, Deaths, Marriages, Etc.

The Registration of Births, Still-births, Deaths and Marriages (Prescription of Forms) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2014

Made

27th May 2014

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

29th May 2014

Coming into force

6th August 2014

The Registrar General makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 24(1) and 54(1)(b) of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965(1) and all other powers enabling him to do so.

The Scottish Ministers have approved the making of these Regulations in accordance with section 54(1) of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965(2).

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Registration of Births, Still-births, Deaths and Marriages (Prescription of Forms) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2014 and come into force on 6th August 2014.

Amendment of the Registration of Births, Still-births, Deaths and Marriages (Prescription of Forms) (Scotland) Regulations 1997

2.  For the form set out in Schedule 11 to the Registration of Births, Still-births, Deaths and Marriages (Prescription of Forms) (Scotland) Regulations 1997(3) substitute the form set out in the Schedule to these Regulations.

ROD BURNS

Deputy Registrar General for Scotland

New Register House,

Edinburgh

27th May 2014

Approved by the Scottish Ministers

FIONA HYSLOP

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

27th May 2014

Regulation 2

SCHEDULE

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 (S.I. 1997/2348, “the principal Regulations”).

Regulation 2 of these Regulations substitutes a revised “medical certificate of cause of death” for the form prescribed in Schedule 11 to the principal Regulations. The revised form prescribes additional medical information to be included about the deceased, namely the presence of any hazards.

(1)

1965 c.49 (“the 1965 Act”). Section 24(1) of the 1965 Act was amended by section 42(4)(a) of the Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006 (asp 14) and section 26(2) of the Certification of Death (Scotland) Act 2011 (asp 11). 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 statutory powers under which these Regulations are made. The Deputy Registrar General is authorised to make these Regulations on behalf of the Registrar General by virtue of section 2(3) of the 1965 Act.

(2)

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).

(3)

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

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