Birth Certificates

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health – in the House of Commons on 20th April 1944.

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Photo of Sir William Davison Sir William Davison , Kensington South

asked the Minister of Health whether, in connection with the issue of official birth certificates, he has now given further consideration to the possibility of issuing a simple certificate merely stating the date of birth of the applicant, without any additional information as to legitimacy or illegitimacy, such certificate to be issued to applicants in consideration of a nominal payment; and whether action will be taken on the lines suggested.