§ Mr. Newens
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will provide figures to indicate the numbers of birth, marriage and death certificates issued through the General Register Office for each year since 1967.
§ Mr. Deakins
The numbers of certificates of birth, marriage and death issued through the General Register Office for each year since 1967 are as follows:
§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will waive charges for searches into insurance records directly connected with approved research into industrial disease.
§ Mr. Orme
Like other costs associated with research, the cost of tracing information through the national insurance central records may be included in a request by a research organisation for sponsorship from my Department. If it is decided that the particular research does not warrant sponsorship out of the Department's limited funds for such purposes, then, just as with other costs, the tracing cost would have to be met out of funds from other sources.