Civil Registration - England
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Civil Registration Regulatory Reform (Registration of Births and Deaths)
The House of Commons report of the Regulatory Reform Committee (149 pages)
was published on December 20, 2004.
The House of Lords report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform
Committee (53 pages) was published on December 14, 2004.
Extracts from the reports, detailing the points relevant to family
historians can be found on the website of the Federation of Family History
The above information was obtained from the March 2005 edition of "The
Yorkshire Family Historian." This is one of the exchange journals available
at the AFHS library.
An additional comment in the YFH is:
The Committee's conclusion was "That the order-making power under the
Regulatory Reform Act 2001 should not be used in respect of these
proposals." It would seem, therefore, that the government's plans to reform
the registration of births, marriages and deaths has been put on ice. This
may also mean that planned restrictions to access of later records may also