The Registration of Births and Deaths Regulations 1987


Certificates for disposal

38.—(1) The form of the certificate of a registrar to be given under section 11(2) of the Act(1) (preliminaries to disposal of body) that he has registered a still-birth shall be form 12.

(2) The certificate of a registrar under section 11(2) of the Act that he has received notice of a still-birth shall be given on an approved form but a certificate shall not be given except for the purpose of burial in a burial ground in England or Wales, and then only–

(a)where the case is one which is not required to be reported to the coroner; or

(b)where the case has been reported to the coroner and the registrar has been informed by the coroner that he has completed any investigation which he intends to make and has not issued any order authorising the disposal of the body.


Section 11(2) was amended by section 3(3) of the Population (Statistics) Act 1960 (c. 32).