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Gender Recognition Act 2004

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Gender Recognition RegisterN.I.

22(1)The Registrar General must maintain, in the General Register Office in Northern Ireland, a register to be called the Gender Recognition Register.N.I.

(2)In this Part “the Gender Recognition Register” means the register maintained under sub-paragraph (1).

(3)The form in which the Gender Recognition Register is maintained is to be determined by the Registrar General.

(4)[F1Subject to sub-paragraph (5), the] Gender Recognition Register is not to be open to public inspection or search.

[F2(5)The Department of Finance and Personnel may by regulations make provision for any person to have access, on payment of the prescribed fee, to any information contained in the Gender Recognition Register.

(6)Regulations under sub-paragraph (5) may provide that the relevant period must have expired in relation to the information.

(7) In sub-paragraph (6) “ the relevant period ” in relation to information relating to a person means the period of 100 years from the date of that person's birth or such other period as may be prescribed.

(8)Regulations under sub-paragraph (5) may provide for the Registrar General—

(a)to make arrangements with any person for the purpose of providing access to information as mentioned in that sub-paragraph; and

(b)for that purpose to transfer information to that person subject to conditions (including conditions as to the making of payments by that person to the Registrar General).]

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F1Words in Sch. 3 para. 22(4) substituted (16.11.2012) by Civil Registration Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 (c. 20), ss. 26(2), 34; S.R. 2012/406, art. 2, Sch.

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