1996 No. 1626
REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, DEATHS, MARRIAGES, ETC.
ENGLAND AND WALES
The Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Amendment) Regulations 1996
24th June 1996
Coming into force
1st August 1996
The Registrar General in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 20(a) of the Registration Service Act 1953(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, with the approval of the Chancellor of the Exchequer(2) hereby makes the following Regulations —
Citation and commencement
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Amendment) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 1st August 1996.
Amendment of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages Regulations 1968
2. Paragraph (1) of regulation 10 of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages Regulations 1968(3) (transaction of private business by registration officers) is hereby revoked.
Given under my hand on
Dr. D. Holt
21st June 1996
Signed by authority of the Chancellor of the Exchequer
Economic Secretary to the Treasury
24th June 1996
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations revoke regulation 10(1) of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages Regulations 1968, which prohibits registration officers from transacting, or furthering the transaction of commercial activities.
1953 c. 37.
The approval of the Chancellor of the Exchequer is required by section 20 of the Registration Service Act 1953. “Secretary of State” was substituted for “Minister of Health” in that section by the Secretary of State for Social Services Order 1968 (S.I. 1968/1699) article 5(4)(a) and the functions of the Secretary of State under that section were transferred to the Chancellor of the Exchequer by the Transfer of Functions (Registration and Statistics) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/273) article 3(1).
S.I. 1968/2049. The only provisions of these Regulations which remain in force relate to registration officers and accounting see Explanatory Note to S.I. 1987/2088. Regulation 5(b) was subsequently amended by S.I. 1992/2753 and regulation 4 was subsequently amended by S.I. 1995/744.