HC Deb 04 May 2000 vol 349 cc199-200W
Mr. Caton

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 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. [120319]

Mr. Hain

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

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