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Population (Statistics) Act 1938

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1E+W+SOn registration of a birth (including a still-birth)

[F2(a)in all cases—

(i)the age of the mother;

(ii)the number of previous children of the mother, and how many of them were born alive or were still-born;]

(b)where the name of any person is to be entered in the register of births as father of the child, [F3or as a parent of the child by virtue of section 42 or 43 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008,] the age of that person;

[F4[F5(c) where the birth is of a child whose father and mother were married to each other at the time of the child's birth (or is by reason of any marriage of the child's parents treated by section 1(2) of the Family Law Reform Act 1987 as such a child for the purposes of that Act)—

(i)the date of the marriage, and

(ii)whether the mother had been married, or had formed a civil partnership, before her marriage to the child's father;]

[F5(c)the number of previous children born to the mother and how many of them were—

(i)born alive; and

(ii)still-born;

(d)where the parents are married to, or in a civil partnership with, each other—

(i)the date of their marriage or formation of civil partnership; and

(ii)whether the mother had been married or in a civil partnership before that   date.]

[F6(d)where the birth is of a child to whom section 1(3) of that Act applies by reason of any civil partnership between the child's parents—

(i)the date of the formation of the civil partnership, and

(ii)whether the mother had been married, or had formed a civil partnership, before she formed the civil partnership with the child's other parent;]

(e)where the birth does not fall within paragraph (c) or (d), whether at any time before the birth the mother had been married or had formed a civil partnership.]

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F3Words in Sch. para. 1(b) inserted (6.4.2009 for specified purposes, 1.9.2009 in so far as not already in force) by Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (c. 22), s. 68(2), Sch. 6 para. 1(1)(a); S.I. 2009/479, art. 6(1)(e)(2) (with art. 7, Sch.)

F4Sch. para. 1(c)-(e) substituted for Sch. para. 1(c) (28.5.2012) by Welfare Reform Act 2009 (c. 24), s. 61(3), Sch. 6 para. 20(b); S.I. 2012/1256, art. 2(2)(b)

F5Sch. para. 1(c)(d) substituted for Sch. para. 1(c) (S.) (1.1.2013) by The Population (Statistics) Act 1938 Modifications (Scotland) Order 2012 (S.S.I 2012/287), art. 2 (with art. 1)

F6Sch. para. 1(d) substituted (E.W.) (13.3.2014) by The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (Consequential and Contrary Provisions and Scotland) Order 2014 (S.I. 2014/560), Sch. 1 para. 4 (with art. 1(2))

2E+W+SOn registration of death

(a)whether the deceased was single, married, widowed [F7, divorced, a civil partner or former civil partner, and, if a former civil partner, whether the civil partnership ended on death or dissolution;]

(b)the age of the surviving spouse[F8or civil partner], if any, of the deceased.]

Textual Amendments

F7Words in Sch. para. 2(a) substituted (5.12.2005) by Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c. 33), s. 263(10)(b), Sch. 27 para. 9(a); S.I. 2005/3175, art. 2(2)

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