HC Deb 09 November 1939 vol 353 c443W
Miss Ward

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the new regulations governing the issue of free birth and marriage certificates to members of His Majesty's Forces have been issued to all registrars?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

The new arrangements do not provide for issue of free birth or marriage certificates to the individuals concerned; their effect is that, where the normal certificates are not available, alternative evidence may be accepted if it is reasonably adequate, and, if no such alternative evidence can be produced, the facts stated by the claimants will be referred to the General Register Office by the Department concerned for verification without charge to the individuals.