1 Citation, commencement and interpretation

(1)    These Regulations may be cited as the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Amendment) No2 Regulations 2007 and shall come into force on 1st December 2007.

(2)    In these Regulations “the Principal Regulations” means the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages Regulations 1968.

(3)    Reference to a regulation means a regulation in the Principal Regulations, unless the context otherwise implies.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 December 2007: see para (1) above.

2 Amendment of regulation 2

2Amendment of regulation 2

In regulation 2 (Interpretation) omit “non-salaried officer”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 December 2007: see reg 1(1).

3 Amendment of regulation 5

3Amendment of regulation 5

In regulation 5 (Disqualifications for appointment) omit sub-paragraph (a)(ii).

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 December 2007: see reg 1(1).

4 Amendment of regulation 6

4Amendment of regulation 6

For regulation 6 (Powers and duties of deputy) substitute the following—

“6

Subject to regulation 9 (Duality of function) and 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.”

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 December 2007: see reg 1(1).

5 Revocation of regulation 7

5Revocation of regulation 7

Regulation 7 (Vacation of office) is revoked.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 December 2007: see reg 1(1).

6 Amendment of regulation 85

6Amendment of regulation 85

For regulation 85 (Duties which may be performed without pre-payment of fee) substitute the following—

“85

An officer, if authorised by the proper officer in a particular case, may comply with an application made to him for any purpose for which a fee is payable under any enactment notwithstanding that the fee has not been paid to him, and if so directed by the proper officer in the particular case, he shall not refuse to comply with such an application on the ground that the fee has not been paid to him.”

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 December 2007: see reg 1(1).

7 Amendment of regulation 86

7Amendment of regulation 86

For regulation 86 (Recovery of fees, etc) substitute—

“86

Save as provided in regulation 85, an officer shall refuse to comply with an application voluntarily made to him until there shall have been paid to him the fee chargeable.”

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 December 2007: see reg 1(1).

8 Revocation of regulation 87

8Revocation of regulation 87

Regulation 87 (Rendering of accounts) is revoked.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 December 2007: see reg 1(1).

Signature

Given under my hand on

Karen Dunnell

Registrar General

29th November 2007

I approve

Angela Eagle

Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury

By authority of the Chancellor of the Exchequer

29th November 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These regulations make further amendments to the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages Regulations 1968. The purpose of the amendments is to bring the regulations in line with the changes made to the Registration Service Act 1953 by the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007, notably the change of status of superintendent registrars and registrars from independent statutory office holder to employee of a Local Authority performing statutory functions, as provided for by section 69 of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007.