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1836 (33) Registration of births, &c. A bill for registering births, deaths and marriages in England.

17 February 1836.— 6 Will. IV.



For Registering Births, Deaths and Marriages in England.

[Note.—The Words printed in Italics are proposed to be inserted in the Committee.]

PreambleWhereas it is expedient to provide the means for a complete Register of the Births, Deaths and Marriages of His Majesty's Subjects in England:

And whereas an Act passed in the fifty-second year of the reign of his late Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for the better regulating Parish and other Registers of Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials in England," and also an Act passed in the fourth year of the reign of his late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled, "An Act for amending the Laws respecting the Solemnization of Marriages in England," are insufficient for the purpose aforesaid:

So much of 52 Geo. 3. c. 146, and 4 Geo. 4 c. 76, as relates to Registration of Marriages, Repealed.
Be it therefore Enacted by The KING's most Excellent Majesty,. by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, THAT after the Thirty-first day of December in this year so much of the said Acts as relates to the Registration of Marriages, Marriages shall be Repealed.

General Registry Office to be provided in London or Westminster.
And be it Enacted, That it shall be lawful for His Majesty to provide a proper Office in London or Westminster, to be called "The General Register Office," for keeping a Register of all Births, Deaths and Marriages of His Majesty's Subjects in England.

Poor Law Commissioners to have the care of the Register.
And be it Enacted, That the keeping of the said Register, and the control of the Officers, Clerks and Servants employed about the same, shall be given to the Poor Law Commissioners for England and Wales