HC Deb 02 May 2000 vol 349 c2W
Mr. Caton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions for what purposes his Department requires a birth certificate to be furnished by(a) employees, (b) contractors, (c) those applying for employment and contracts and (d) other persons. [120320]

Ms Beverley Hughes

A birth certificate or similar documentary evidence may be required for one or more of the following reasons:

  • proof of identity
  • proof of eligibility under the civil service nationality rules
  • proof of age.

In addition to the purposes listed, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency requires applicants for their first photocard driving licences to produce either a birth certificate or a passport in support of their application.