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Statistics and Registration Service Bill
Part 3 — General

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Superintendent registrars and registrars

(1)   

The Registration Service Act 1953 (c. 37) is amended as follows.

(2)   

In section 6 (superintendent registrars and registrars of births and deaths)—

(a)   

in subsection (1), omit the proviso;

(b)   

in subsection (3)—

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(i)   

for “a salaried officer paid by” substitute “an officer of”;

(ii)   

omit the words from “and shall” to the end;

(c)   

omit subsection (4).

(3)   

In section 13(2)(f) (local schemes of organisation), omit the words from “so,

however” to the end.

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(4)   

In section 15(1) (delivery of documents on ceasing to hold office), omit the

words from “or, if there is no successor,” to the end.

68      

Deputy superintendent registrars and registrars

For section 8 of the Registration Service Act 1953 (deputy superintendent

registrars and registrars) substitute—

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“8      

Deputy superintendent registrars and registrars

(1)   

Subject to the provisions of the local scheme, a council which employs

a superintendent registrar or a registrar of births and deaths may

appoint one or more fit persons to act as his deputy.

(2)   

Any person appointed as a deputy under subsection (1) shall have all

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the powers and duties of a superintendent registrar or a registrar of

births and deaths, as the case may be.”

69      

Additional registrars of marriages

In the Registration Service Act 1953 omit section 7 (additional registrars of

marriages).

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Part 3

General

70      

Repeals

The enactments specified in Schedule 4 are repealed to the extent shown.

71      

Commencement

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(1)   

The preceding provisions of this Act shall come into such force in accordance

with provision made by order made by statutory instrument by the Treasury.

(2)   

An order under this section may—

(a)   

make different provision for different purposes;

(b)   

include supplementary, consequential and transitional provision and

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savings.

 
 

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72      

Extent

(1)   

This Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, subject

as follows.

(2)   

Section 59 does not extend to Scotland.

(3)   

Part 2 does not extend to Scotland or Northern Ireland (subject to subsection

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(4)).

(4)   

An amendment or repeal effected by this Act has the same extent as the

enactment to which it relates.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007.

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Statistics and Registration Service Bill
Schedule 1 — Transfer of functions from Registrar General: amendments

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Schedules

Schedule 1

Section 23

 

Transfer of functions from Registrar General: amendments

Census Act 1920 (c. 41)

1          

The Census Act 1920 is amended as follows.

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2     (1)  

Section 2 is amended as follows.

      (2)  

In subsection (1), for “the Registrar-General” substitute “the Statistics Board

in relation to England and Wales and the Registrar General for Scotland in

relation to Scotland”.

      (3)  

For subsection (2) substitute—

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“(2)   

The Statistics Board in the exercise of its powers and in the

performance of its duties under this Act or under any Order in

Council or regulations made thereunder shall be subject to the

control of, and comply with any directions given by, the Chancellor

of the Exchequer.

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(2A)   

The Registrar General for Scotland in the exercise of his powers and

in the performance of his duties under this Act or under any Order

in Council or regulations made thereunder shall be subject to the

control of, and comply with any directions given by, the Scottish

Ministers.”

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      (4)  

Omit subsection (3).

3     (1)  

Section 3 is amended as follows.

      (2)  

In subsection (1), after “the Chancellor of the Exchequer” insert “in relation

to England, the Welsh Ministers in relation to Wales and the Scottish

Ministers in relation to Scotland”.

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      (3)  

In that subsection, in paragraph (c), for “superintendent registrar or

registrar” substitute “employee of the Statistics Board (in relation to England

and Wales) or any registrar (in relation to Scotland)”.

      (4)  

After that subsection insert—

“(1A)   

The Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Welsh Ministers

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respectively must consult the Statistics Board before making

regulations under subsection (1).”

4     (1)  

Section 4 is amended as follows.

      (2)  

In subsection (1), for “The Registrar-General” substitute “The Statistics

Board and the Registrar General for Scotland respectively”.

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      (3)  

In subsection (2)—

(a)   

for “The Registrar-General” substitute “The Statistics Board or

Registrar General for Scotland”;

(b)   

for “he” substitute “it or he”;

(c)   

for “him” substitute “it or him”;

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(d)   

for “his” substitute “its or his”.

5     (1)  

Section 5 is amended as follows.

      (2)  

Renumber the existing provision as subsection (1).

      (3)  

In that subsection—

(a)   

for “the Registrar-General”, in the first place, substitute “the Statistics

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Board in relation to England and Wales and the Registrar General for

Scotland in relation to Scotland”;

(b)   

for “the Registrar-General”, in the second place, substitute “the

Board or Registrar General for Scotland”.

      (4)  

After that subsection insert—

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“(2)   

The Statistics Board must obtain the consent of the Registrar General

for England and Wales before making arrangements under

subsection (1) with any local authority for the purpose of acquiring—

(a)   

any information entered in any register kept under the Births

and Deaths Registration Act 1953;

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(b)   

any information entered in any marriage register book kept

under Part 4 of the Marriage Act 1949;

(c)   

any information entered in records kept under the Civil

Partnership Act 2004;

(d)   

any information not falling within paragraphs (a) to (c) which

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is recorded by any superintendent registrar or registrar in

relation to any birth, death or marriage;

(e)   

any information not falling within paragraphs (a) to (c) which

is recorded by a registrar or authorised person (within the

meaning of section 8 of the Civil Partnership Act 2004) in

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relation to a civil partnership.”

6          

In section 6, in subsection (1)—

(a)   

after “the Chancellor of the Exchequer”, in the first place, insert “(in

relation to England and Wales) or the Scottish Ministers (in relation

to Scotland)”;

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(b)   

after “the Chancellor of the Exchequer”, in the second place, insert

“or the Scottish Ministers”;

(c)   

after “he thinks fit” insert “or they think fit”.

7          

In section 9, omit subsections (1) and (4).

Population (Statistics) Act 1938 (c. 12)

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8          

In the Population (Statistics) Act 1938, in section 4(2)(b)—

(a)   

after “by the” insert “Statistics Board or”;

(b)   

for “his” substitute “its or his”.

 

 

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Registration Service Act 1953 (c. 37)

9          

In the Registration Service Act 1953, in section 19, for “Registrar General”

substitute “Statistics Board”.

Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 (c. 56)

10         

In the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986, in Schedule 1, in paragraph

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5(a) and (c), for “the Registrar General for England and Wales” substitute

“the Statistics Board”.

Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c. 41)

11         

In the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, in section

14(6)(a), for “the Registrar General for England and Wales” substitute “the

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Statistics Board”.

Schedule 2

Section 43

 

Information sharing: supplementary amendments

Census Act 1920 (c. 41)

1     (1)  

Section 8 of the Census Act 1920 (penalties) is amended as follows.

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      (2)  

In subsection (2)—

(a)   

for “Registrar General for England and Wales or the Registrar

General for Scotland (“the Registrars”)” substitute “Registrar

General for Scotland”;

(b)   

in paragraph (a) for “the control of either of the Registrars” substitute

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“his control”;

(c)   

in paragraph (b) for “either of them” substitute “him”.

      (3)  

In subsection (6)—

(a)   

in paragraph (a) for “a Registrar” substitute “the Registrar General

for Scotland”;

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(b)   

in paragraph (b) for “one of the Registrars” substitute “the Registrar

General for Scotland”;

(c)   

in paragraph (c) for “a Registrar” substitute “the Registrar General

for Scotland”.

      (4)  

In subsection (7) in the definition of “designated office” for “a Registrar”

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substitute “the Registrar General for Scotland”.

Population (Statistics) Act 1938 (c. 12)

2          

In section 4(2) of the Population (Statistics) Act 1938 (restriction on

disclosure), at the beginning insert “Subject to any other enactment”.

Finance Act 1969 (c. 32)

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3     (1)  

Section 58 of the Finance Act 1969 (disclosure for statistical purposes of

information relating to employment and VAT) is amended as follows.

 

 

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      (2)  

In subsection (1)—

(a)   

for “Office for National Statistics” substitute “Statistics Board”;

(b)   

for “or Office” substitute “or Board”.

      (3)  

In subsection (2)—

(a)   

for “Office for National Statistics” substitute “Statistics Board”;

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(b)   

for “that Office” substitute “the Statistics Board”.

      (4)  

In subsection (4)—

(a)   

for “Office for National Statistics” substitute “Statistics Board”;

(b)   

in paragraph (a), for “or Office” substitute “or Board”.

      (5)  

In subsection (7), for “Office for National Statistics” substitute “Statistics

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Board”.

Agricultural Statistics Act 1979 (c. 13)

4          

In section 3 of the Agricultural Statistics Act 1979 (disclosure of information

relating to agricultural statistics etc.), in subsection (2), after paragraph (g)

insert—

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“(h)   

to the Statistics Board for purposes connected with the

carrying out of any of its functions, or by the Board to an

approved researcher (within the meaning of section 36(4)(h)

of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007),”.

Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c. 5)

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5          

In section 122AA of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (disclosure

of information relating to contributions etc), in subsection (2)(c), for “Office

for National Statistics” substitute “Statistics Board”.

Value Added Tax Act 1994 (c. 23)

6     (1)  

Section 91 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 (disclosure for statistical

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purposes of information relating to VAT) is amended as follows.

      (2)  

In subsection (1)—

(a)   

for “Office for National Statistics” substitute “Statistics Board”;

(b)   

for “or Office”, in both places, substitute “or Board”.

      (3)  

In subsections (2) and (5), for “Office for National Statistics” substitute

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“Statistics Board”.

Bank of England Act 1998 (c. 11)

7          

In Schedule 7 to the Bank of England Act 1998 (disclosure of information), in

the table in paragraph 3, for “The Office for National Statistics” substitute

“The Chancellor of the Exchequer (or any person to whom any functions of

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the Chancellor of the Exchequer under the Statistics of Trade Act 1947 are

delegated).”

 

 

 
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