§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Prime Minister if she will take steps to appoint a separate Registrar General for Wales, as in Scotland.
§ The Prime Minister
No. In Scotland there is a separate body of law governing marriages and the registration of births and deaths, administered by a separate Registrar General. There is another body of law for both England and Wales. Legislation would be needed to establish a separate office of Registrar General for Wales and a separately administered local registration service. I cannot see that this would offer any practical advantage to the public in Wales.