MR. CARVELL WILLIAMS (Notts, Mansfield)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that there is in some places still in use the form of certificate of registry of death in use prior to the passing of the Burial Act of 1880, with the result that disputes sometimes arise at funerals as to the production or custody of the certificate; whether he will represent to the Registrar General the necessity for substituting in all cases the new form issued since the passing of that Act; and whether he will also suggest that, in any further issue of the new form, the misleading note at foot should be omitted?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Sir W. FOSTER,) Derby, Ilkeston
I have been requested to answer this question. The Local Government Board had been in communication with the Registrar General on the subject prior to notice being given of this question. He is about to issue a Circular to Registrars of Births and Deaths which will have the effect of substituting in all cases the now form of certificate of registry of death issued since the passing of the Burial Act of 1880. The note at the foot of the form will also be modified.