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Local Government Act 1929

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26Amendment of law as to method of giving information of birth or death

(1)Any person required by the Registration Acts to give information concerning a birth may, within three months from the date of the birth, give the information by making and signing in the presence of and delivering to such officer as may be prescribed a declaration in writing of the particulars required to be registered concerning the birth.

(2)The officer in whose presence the declaration S3 so made shall send the declaration to the registration officer whose duty it is to make the entry in the register, who shall in the prescribed manner enter the birth in the register.

(3)An entry so made shall be deemed for the purposes of the Registration Acts to have been signed by the person who signed the declaration, and a person making a declaration in pursuance of this section shall be deemed to comply with the provisions of the Registration Acts as to the giving of information concerning a birth, and with any requisition of the registration officer made under the Registration Acts to attend and give information concerning the birth.

(4)Section six of the Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1874, shall cease to have effect:

Provided that the fee fixed by that Act for the purposes of that section shall be deemed to be the fee fixed by the Registration Acts for the purposes of this section and shall be subject to be increased under this Act accordingly.

(5)The Minister or the Registrar-General with the consent of the Minister may by regulations extend this section subject to the necessary modifications to the registration of deaths and still births.

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