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Presumption of Death Act 2013

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Entries in Register of Presumed Deaths

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1(1)When a declaration under this Act satisfies section 3(3)(a) or (b), the court must send to the Registrar General—

(a)a copy of the declaration, and

(b)any prescribed information.

(2)On receipt of a copy of a declaration in accordance with sub-paragraph (1), the Registrar General must—

(a)make an entry in the Register of Presumed Deaths containing the name of the missing person and such other information as may be prescribed in relation to that person’s presumed death,

(b)secure that the entry made in the Register of Presumed Deaths is included in the index of the registers of deaths, and

(c)make traceable the connection between the entry in the Register of Presumed Deaths and the index of the registers of deaths.

(3)In this paragraph “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Registrar General with the approval of the Secretary of State.

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