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Information regarding Civil Registration
« on: Sunday 04 April 04 19:11 BST (UK) »
Got some information to share with you all from the Glamorgan Mailing lists:

A statement by the Financial Secretary, Ruth Kelly, has now been
published on the internet (see )
Basically, the changes re access to marriage records are being deferred
but births and deaths are still steaming ahead. No news at all as to
whether they will relent on the respective "closure periods".
"Our intention was to introduce a Regulatory Reform Order in this
Session of Parliament. This remains the case in respect of provisions
relating to registration of births and deaths and access to birth and
death records. I have however decided to postpone the presentation of
provisions relating to marriage till early in the next Session. The
splitting of the proposals in this way will ensure that the momentum for
reform is sustained whilst, at the same time, providing an opportunity
for the second Regulatory Reform Order to take account of Parliament's
wishes on the civil partnership legislation.
This strategy will not hinder the Government's plans for implementation
that will begin in 2005 with improved information technology to forward
registration information to the Registrar General and the structural
reform of the local registration service."
Richard Ratcliffe
Email <[email protected]>

Cheers Jill
Joint List Administrator for the Glamorgan Mailing List


Jen :-\