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Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Registration of Births

    1. 1.Particulars of births to be registered

    2. 2.Information concerning birth to be given to registrar within forty-two days

    3. 3.Information concerning finding of new-born child to be given to registrar within forty-two days

    4. 4.Registrar's power to require information concerning birth

    5. 5.Registration of births free of charge

    6. 6.Registration between three and twelve months from date of birth

    7. 7.Registration after twelve months from date of birth

    8. 8.Penalty for improper registration after three months from date of birth

    9. 9.Giving of information to a person other than the registrar

    10. 10.Provision as to father of illegitimate child

    11. 11.Special provision as to registration of still-births

    12. 12.Certificate of registration of birth

    13. 13.Registration of name of child or of alteration of name

    14. 14.Re-registration of births of legitimated persons

  3. Part II Registration of Deaths

    1. 15.Particulars of deaths to be registered

    2. 16.Information concerning death in a house

    3. 17.Information concerning other deaths

    4. 18.Notice preliminary to information of death

    5. 19.Registrar's power to require information concerning death

    6. 20.Registration of deaths free of charge

    7. 21.Registration of death after twelve months

    8. 22.Certificates of cause of death

    9. 23.Furnishing of information by coroner

    10. 24.Certificates as to registration of death

  4. Part III General

    1. Registers, certified copies, etc

      1. 25.Provision of registers, etc. by Registrar General

      2. 26.Quarterly returns by registrar to superintendent registrar

      3. 27.Quarterly returns by superintendent registrar to Registrar General

      4. 28.Custody of registers, etc

      5. 29.Correction of errors in registers

    2. Searches and certificates

      1. 30.Searches of indexes kept by Registrar General

      2. 31.Searches of indexes kept by superintendent registrars

      3. 32.Searches in registers kept by registrars

      4. 33.Short certificate of birth

      5. 34.Entry in register as evidence of birth or death

    3. Offences

      1. 35.Offences relating to registers

      2. 36.Penalties for failure to give information, etc

      3. 37.Penalty for forging certificates, etc

      4. 38.Prosecution of offences and application of fines

    4. Miscellaneous

      1. 39.Regulations

      2. 40.Sending documents by post

      3. 41.Interpretation

      4. 42.Savings, etc

      5. 43.Repeals and consequential amendments

      6. 44.Short title, extent and commencement

    1. First Schedule

      Consequential amendments of other enactments

    2. Second Schedule

      Repeals

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