The Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1998

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Published: 1998-12-11

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 3191 (S.194)

REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, DEATHS, MARRIAGES, ETC.
MARRIAGE
The Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1998

Made
11th December 1998

Laid before Parliament
21st December 1998

Coming into force
1st April 1999

The Registrar General, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sections 43(8), 54(1) and 56 of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965(1) and sections 19(2), 25 and 26 of the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977(2) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf and with the approval of the Secretary of State, hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1998 and shall come into force on 1st April 1999.

(2) In these Regulations, “the principal Regulations” means the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 1998(3).

Amendment of the principal Regulations

2.  In the first entry in column 2 of Part III of Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations (recording of name, or change of name or surname or alternative name) for the amount specified in column 4 of that Part there shall be substituted “36.00”.

3.  In the second entry in column 2 of Schedule 3 to the principal Regulations (civil marriage ceremony) for the amount specified in column 4 there shall be substituted “45.00”.

James Meldrum
Registrar General
New Register House,
Edinburgh
9th December 1998

Approved by the Secretary of State for Scotland

Henry B McLeish
Minister of State, Scottish Office
St Andrew’s House,
Edinburgh
11th December 1998

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 1998 so as to increase certain fees with effect from 1st April 1999.
The fee payable for the recording of a name, or change of name or surname or alternative name under the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965 is increased from £34.00 to £36.00 (regulation 2).
The fee payable for a civil marriage ceremony under the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977 is increased from £40.00 to £45.00 (regulation 3).


(1)
1965 c. 49; section 54(1) was amended by the Children Act 1975 (c. 72), Schedule 4, Part III and by the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977 (c. 15), Schedule 3; section 56 contains a definition of “prescribed” relevant to the exercise of the statutory powers under which these Regulations are made.

(2)
1977 c. 15; section 26 contains a definition of “prescribed” relevant to the exercise of the statutory powers under which these Regulations are made.

(3)
S.I. 1998/643.
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