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Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965

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1 The Registrar General.S

(1)The office of the Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages for Scotland shall continue, and any vacancy in that office shall be filled by an appointment made by the [F1Scottish Ministers].

(2)References in this Act to the Registrar General are references to the person for the time being holding the said office.

(3)The Registrar General shall exercise the functions pertaining to the said office by virtue of this or any other Act; and subject to that general duty, shall have power to do all such things as appear to him necessary or expedient for maintaining the utility and efficiency of the registration service in Scotland.

(4)The Registrar General shall send to the Secretary of State annually, in such form as the Secretary of State may from time to time require, a report containing the numbers of births, deaths and marriages registered in Scotland in the year to which the report relates and such other information as the Registrar General thinks expedient or the Secretary of State may require; and the Secretary of State shall lay every such report before each House of Parliament.

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F1Words in s. 1(1) substituted (1.7.1999) by 1998 c. 46, s. 125, Sch. 8 para. 12 (with s. 126(3)-(11)); S.I. 1998/3178, art. 2(1)

2 Registrar General’s staff.S

(1)The Registrar General may appoint a Deputy Registrar General and F2. . ., such other officers including district examiners as he may determine.

(2)Any officer employed at the commencement of this Act under the Registrar General for the purposes of any other enactment or of any enactment repealed by this Act shall be deemed to have been appointed in pursuance of the power conferred by the foregoing subsection.

(3)Any act or thing required by or under any enactment to be done by, to or before the Registrar General may be done by, to, or before the Deputy Registrar General.

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3 General Register Office.S

(1)There shall be maintained for the purposes of this Act premises which shall be known as the General Register Office of Births, Deaths and Marriages in Scotland (in this Act referred to as “the General Register Office”).

(2)Any registers in the custody of the Registrar General by virtue of this or any other Act shall be kept and preserved in the General Register Office.

(3)The Registrar General may, with the approval of the [F3Scottish Ministers], direct that any other premises shall be used for the deposit of any registers or records in the custody of the Registrar General by virtue of this or any other Act, and such premises, so long as they are so used, shall be deemed for the purposes of the last foregoing subsection to be part of the General Register Office.

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F3Words in s. 3(3) substituted (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/1820, arts. 1(2), 4, Sch. 2 Pt. I para. 37(3)

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