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Coroners Act 1988

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The Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953 (c. 20)

3In section 22(3) of the 1953 Act, for the words from the beginning to “1926” there shall be substituted the words “Except where an inquest is held into the death of the deceased person or a post-mortem examination of his body is made under section 19 of the Coroners Act 1988”.

4(1)Subsection (1) of section 23 of the 1953 Act shall cease to have effect.

(2)In subsection (2) of that section, for the words “On receiving a certificate under the foregoing subsection” there shall be substituted the words Where an inquest is held into a death and the registrar receives under section 11(7) of the Coroners Act 1988 a certificate under the coroner’s hand—

(a)giving information concerning the death; and

(b)specifying the finding with respect to the particulars required to be registered concerning the death and with respect to the cause of death,.

(3)After that subsection there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(2A)Where an inquest into a death is adjourned under section 16 of the Coroners Act 1988 and the registrar receives from the coroner under subsection (4) of that section a certificate under his hand stating, so far as they have been ascertained at the date of the certificate, the particulars required to be registered concerning the death, the registrar shall in the prescribed form and manner register the death and the particulars.

(4)In subsection (3) of that section, for the words from the beginning to “examination, and” there shall be substituted the words “Where a post-mortem examination is made of a body under section 19 of the Coroners Act 1988 and the registrar receives from the coroner under subsection (3) of that section a certificate under his hand stating the cause of death as disclosed by the report of the person making the examination,”.

5In section 29(4)(b) of that Act, for the words “section 20(4) of the Coroners (Amendment) Act 1926” there shall be substituted the words “section 16(4) of the Coroners Act 1988” and for the words “section 20(1)” there shall be substituted the words “section 16(1)”.

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