§ MR. J. H. PARNELL (Meath, S.)
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, how many certificates of births, of deaths, and of marriages were issued out of the Registrar General's Office, Dublin, in the year ended the 31st December, 1895, and what was the total amount of fees received for same; and, were the certificates so issued only copies of a copy, and not from the register book; if so, are such certificates legal?
§ THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. JOHN ATKINSON,) Londonderry, N.
The number of copies certified and issued from the Office of the Registrar General in 1895, was 2,618, and the fees received in respect of the same, including search fees, was £508. 8s. The documents so issued were copies of certified copies of the entries in the Registrar's book, made by the Local Registrars, and forwarded by the Superintendent Registrars to the Registrar General. They are, under the provisions of the Registration Act, admissible as evidence in all parts of Her Majesty's dominions without further proof.