Clause 1 - Form in which registers are to be kept

Part of Registers of Births and Deaths Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:45 am on 27th January 2021.

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Photo of Tom Pursglove Tom Pursglove Assistant Whip 9:45 am, 27th January 2021

I am grateful to my right hon. Friend—the Member in charge—for setting out that position. The current legislation is restrictive and does not reflect on society. I know that right hon. and hon. Members recognise the importance of the changes to modernise the process of registering births and deaths. The Government are supportive of this Bill and look forward to it passing today. I wish my right hon. Friend well in its speedy passage.