Deregulation Bill

to be moved
in grand committee

[Supplementary to the Fifth Marshalled List]

After Clause 78



Insert the following new Clause—

“Births, marriages and death registration: historical searches

After section 34 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953, insert—

“34A          Historical searches

(1)     The Registrar General may provide a copy of an historical record
held by him, which need not be a certified copy, to any person who
makes a search and requests such a copy.

(2)     A copy provided under subsection (1) may not be used in place of
a certified copy as proof of an entry in the register.

(3)     For the purposes of this section—

(a)   an “historical record” means any entry in a register held by
the Registrar General which is more than one hundred years
old on the date on which such a request is made;

(b)   a copy of a record which is not a certified copy means a
paper, electronic or other duplication as may be prescribed
in regulation.

(4)     The Registrar General may charge such fees as appropriate in
relation to making and delivering a copy of a record which is not a
certified copy, but such a fee shall be no more than £3.00 per

Prepared 7th November 2014