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National Insurance Act 1965

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91Information as to, and proof of, age, marriage or death

(1)Regulations made by the Registrar General under section 20 of the Registration Service Act 1953 may provide for the furnishing by superintendent registrars and registrars, subject to the payment of such fee as may be prescribed by the regulations, of such information for the purposes of this Act, including copies or extracts from the registers in their custody, as may be so prescribed.

(2)Where the age, marriage or death of a person is required to be ascertained or proved for the purposes of this Act, any person shall—

(a)on presenting to the custodian of the register under the enactments relating to the registration of births, marriages and deaths, wherein particulars of the birth, marriage or death, as the case may be, of the first-mentioned person are entered, a duly completed requisition in writing in that behalf; and

(b)on payment of a fee, in the case of a birth certificate, of sixpence and, in the case of a marriage or death certificate, of one shilling,

be entitled to obtain a copy, certified under the hand of the custodian, of the entry of those particulars.

(3)Requisitions for the purposes of subsection (2) of this section shall be in such form and contain such particulars as may from time to time be specified by the Registrar General, and suitable forms thereof shall, on request, be supplied without charge by every superintendent registrar and registrar.

(4)In the application of this section to England and Wales, the expression " Registrar General" means the Registrar General for England and Wales, and the expressions " superintendent registrar" and "registrar" mean a superintendent registrar or, as the case may be, registrar for the purposes of the enactments relating to the registration of births, deaths and marriages.

(5)In the application of this section to Scotland—

(a)the expression " Registrar General " means the Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages in Scotland;

(b)for the reference in subsection (1) to section 20 of the Registration Service Act 1953 there shall be substituted a reference to section 6 of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1854;

(c)references to a superintendent registrar shall be omitted ;

(d)the expression " registrar" means a registrar for the purposes of the enactments relating to the registration of births, deaths and marriages in Scotland.

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