Registration of Births Deaths Marriages and Civil Partnerships: Data Protection

Treasury written question – answered on 28th January 2008.

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Photo of Paddy Tipping Paddy Tipping Labour, Sherwood

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has held with the devolved Administrations on the Supply of Information (Register of Deaths) Regulations 2007.

Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle The Exchequer Secretary, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 28 January 2008:

As National Statistician and Registrar General for England and Wales I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about any discussions held with the devolved administrations on the Supply of Information (Register of Death) Regulations 2007. (180901)

The Registrars General for England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland have introduced the Disclosure of Death Registration Information Scheme jointly in order that customers can receive death information for all of the UK. The Registrars General for Northern Ireland and Scotland have discussed the scheme accordingly with Ministers in the devolved administrations throughout its development.

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