HC Deb 18 January 1944 vol 396 cc64-5W
Mr. Hogg

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the difficulties experienced by the parents of children in war conditions in personally attending at the registry to register births; and what instructions have been issued to deal with them

Mr. Willink

While it is very desirable, in order to obtain the correct information both for insertion in the Birth Register and for the purposes of the Population (Statistics) Act, 1938, that wherever possible one of the parents should be the informant, the difficulties of present-day circumstances are recognised and in June, 1943, a Circular was issued to Registration Officers asking them to use a wise discretion in deciding to what extent they should insist on the attendance of a parent.

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