HC Deb 16 December 1948 vol 459 cc184-5W
28. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

asked the Minister of Health whether the birth certificates of children proved to be illegitimate subsequent to registration are altered by the Registrar-General.

Mr. Bevan

The Registrar-General has no power to alter any birth registration, but any error of fact or substance in a birth entry may be corrected on statutory declarations by two persons possessing the necessary statutory qualification for the purpose.