HC Deb 20 May 1981 vol 5 c94W
Mr. D. E. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will appoint a Registrar General for Wales.

Dr. Vaughan

No. The law governing marriages and the registration of births and deaths is uniform throughout England and Wales. Fresh legislation would be needed to establish a separate office of Registrar General for Wales and a separately administered local registration service. This would not be justified on legal, administrative or economic grounds, nor can it be foreseen that it would offer any practical advantage to the public in Wales.