Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships: Internet

Home Office written question – answered on 7th July 2021.

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Photo of Mark Pawsey Mark Pawsey Conservative, Rugby

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to make permanent the temporary powers within the Coronavirus Act 2020 enabling the electronic registration of deaths.

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

Although the current easements to death registration in the Coronavirus Act 2020 have not enabled the electronic registration of deaths, the General Register Office continues to look for opportunities to modernise the death registration process.

The current easements for death registration are currently planned to expire in line with the Coronavirus Act 2020, to retain them would require changes to the Primary Legislation which underpins the death registration process

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