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Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973

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166Registration of births, deaths and marriages

(1)The local registration authority for any registration district for the purposes of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965 shall be the regional or islands council within whose area the registration office for the registration district concerned is located immediately before the commencement of this Act.

(2)Accordingly the following amendments shall be made in that Act—

(a)in section 5(3) (authority for registration districts), for the words from " responsible " onwards there shall be substituted the words

ascertained in accordance with section 166 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973;

(b)in section 6(4) (local inquiries), for the words from "subsections" to " 1947" there shall be substituted the words

subsections (2) to (8) of section 210 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973;

(c)in section 8(5) (custody of keys), the words from " by their" to " town clerk" shall cease to have effect;

(d)in section 9(2) (combination of local authorities), for the words from " section ", where last occurring, to " 1947 " there shall be substituted the words

sections 56 to 58 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973;

(e)for section 15(4) (finding of infant children), there shall be substituted the following subsection—

(4)In this section " local authority " means a regional or islands council.;

(f)in section 56(1) (interpretation), the definition of " local authority " shall cease to have effect.

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