§ Mr. Fallon
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the options paper on registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages will be presented by the Registrar General to Ministers, as stated in his written answer to the hon. Member for Tewkesbury (Mr. Robertson) of 30 June 1998,Official Report, column 175, and when he expects to publish proposals for reform. 
§ Ms Hewitt
The Registrar General expects to present the options paper to Ministers shortly.
Proposals for reform will be included in the consultation document arising from the Civil Registration review announced in the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire (Ms Lawrence) on 7 December 1998, Official Report, columns 27–28.