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Commencement Orders bringing legislation that affects this Act into force:
(1)Where there is a UK birth register entry in relation to a person to whom a full gender recognition certificate is issued, the Secretary of State must send a copy of the certificate to the appropriate Registrar General.
(2)In this Act “UK birth register entry”, in relation to a person to whom a full gender recognition certificate is issued, means—
(a)an entry of which a certified copy is kept by a Registrar General, or
(b)an entry in a register so kept,
containing a record of the person’s birth or adoption (or, if there would otherwise be more than one, the most recent).
(3)“The appropriate Registrar General” means whichever of—
(a)the Registrar General for England and Wales,
(b)the Registrar General for Scotland, or
(c)the Registrar General for Northern Ireland,
keeps a certified copy of the person’s UK birth register entry or the register containing that entry.
(4)Schedule 3 (provisions about registration) has effect.
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