Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships

Home Office written question – answered on 3rd September 2020.

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Photo of John Spellar John Spellar Labour, Warley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the backlog is for the registration of births.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Birth registrations in England and Wales are being completed where they can be safely delivered in line with public health and local authority guidelines.

There are currently around 97,400 unregistered births; this includes those within the normal 42 days period for registering a birth.

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