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Presumption of Death Act 2013

Entries in register of presumed death

60.Paragraph 1 provides that when the time for appeal against a declaration has expired without an appeal being made or any appeal has been dismissed or withdrawn (section 3(3)) the High Court must send a copy of the declaration to the Registrar General for England and Wales (see definition in section 20(1)) together with any information prescribed in regulations made by her (paragraph 1(1) and (3)). On receipt of the declaration the Registrar General will enter in the register the name of the missing person (defined in section 20(1)) and the other information specified in regulations made by the Registrar General (paragraph 1(2) and (3)). The Registrar General will also ensure that the entry so made is included in the index of registers of deaths (defined in paragraph 7) so that the entry can be found on a search of the index. Regulations made by the Registrar General under paragraph 1 require the approval of the Secretary of State and are to be made by statutory instrument (see section 19).

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