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The Registration of Births and Deaths Regulations 1987

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I PRELIMINARY

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II GENERAL PROVISIONS AS TO REGISTRATION

    1. 3.Preparation of draft particulars

    2. 4.Absence of particulars

    3. 5.Signature by mark or in foreign characters

    4. 6.Registration in more than one place

  4. PART III REGISTRATION OF LIVE-BIRTHS

    1. 7.Particulars to be registered and form of register

    2. 8.Declaration by mother for registration of birth

    3. 9.Entry of particulars on registration within three months from date of birth

    4. 10.Completion of registration

    5. 11.Registration between three and twelve months from date of birth

    6. 12.Registration after twelve months from date of birth

    7. 13.Declaration and registration under section 9 of the Act

    8. 14.Alteration or giving of name after registration

  5. PART IV RE-REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS OF CHILDREN WHOSE PARENTS NOT MARRIED TO EACH OTHER

    1. 15.Officers before whom statements may be made

    2. 16.Declaration by mother for re-registration of birth

    3. 17.Re-registration of birth

    4. 18.Noting of previous entry

  6. PART V RE-REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS OF LEGITIMATED PERSONS

    1. 19.Attendance and particulars on re-registration

    2. 20.Re-registration where parent attends

    3. 21.Making of declaration where parent does not attend

    4. 22.Re-registration in pursuance of declaration

    5. 23.Re-registration where particulars not verified by parent

    6. 24.Noting of previous entry

    7. 25.Certified copies of re-registered entries

    8. 26.Re-registration where person born at sea

  7. PART VI BIRTH ENTRIES OF ADOPTED CHILDREN

    1. 27.Marking of birth entry of adopted child

    2. 28.Reproduction of marking in certified copy

  8. PART VII REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS OF ABANDONED CHILDREN

    1. 29.Particulars to be registered

    2. 30.Noting of previous entry

  9. PART VIII REGISTRATION OF STILL-BIRTHS

    1. 31.Particulars to be registered and form of register

    2. 32.Certificate and declaration in connection with registration

    3. 33.Reference to coroner

    4. 34.Registration where no reference to coroner

    5. 35.Registration on coroner’s notification where no inquest is held

    6. 36.Registration on coroner’s certificate after inquest

    7. 37.Noting of previous entry after coroner’s certificate after inquest

  10. PART IX DISPOSAL OF BODIES OF STILL-BORN CHILDREN

    1. 38.Certificates for disposal

  11. PART X REGISTRATION OF DEATHS

    1. 39.Particulars to be registered

    2. 40.Certificate of cause of death

    3. 41.Reference to coroner

    4. 42.Registration within twelve months from date of death where no report to coroner

    5. 43.Registration where inquest is not held

    6. 44.Noting of existing entry on coroner’s notification of cause of death

    7. 45.Registration after inquest

    8. 46.Noting of previous entry on registration after inquest

    9. 47.Registration after twelve months

  12. PART XI DISPOSAL OF BODIES OF DECEASED PERSONS

    1. 48.Interpretation of Part XI

    2. 49.Certificates and declaration for disposal

    3. 50.Notification of disposal

    4. 51.Enquiry in default of notification of disposal

    5. 52.Certificate that death is not required to be registered

  13. PART XII CORRECTION OF ERRORS

    1. 53.Time when entry is complete

    2. 54.Correction of entry before completion

    3. 55.Correction of minor clerical errors after completion

    4. 56.Correction of other minor clerical errors after completion

    5. 57.Correction of other clerical errors after completion

    6. 58.Correction of errors of fact or substance

    7. 59.Correction of error on coroner’s certificate

    8. 60.Correction of clerical errors in entries made before 1st April 1969

    9. 61.Copy of corrected or annotated entry to be sent to Registrar General

  14. PART XIII BIRTH AND DEATH CERTIFICATES

    1. 62.Certificate of registration of birth

    2. 63.Application for short certificate of birth

    3. 64.Form of short certificate of birth

    4. 65.Compilation of short certificate of birth

    5. 66.Short certificate of birth in respect of certain children admitted to the Foundling Hospital

    6. 67.Applications for certificate of birth or death for certain purposes

    7. 68.Certificates of death for certain purposes

  15. PART XIV MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 69.Information under the Population (Statistics) Act 1938

    2. 70.Forms to be sent to the Registrar General

    3. 71.Quarterly returns

    4. 72.Offences and proceedings

    5. 73.Revocations and transitional provisions

  16. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      PROVISIONS CONFERRING POWERS EXERCISED IN MAKING THESE REGULATIONS

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      PRESCRIBED FORMS

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      REVOCATIONS

  17. Explanatory Note

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