HC Deb 08 May 2000 vol 349 cc287-8W
Mr. Caton

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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. [120315]

Mr. Ingram

The Northern Ireland Office, Northern Ireland Government Departments and their respective Agencies may ask individuals to provide their birth certificate in a range of circumstances. An individual's birth certificate may be used for one or more of the following reasons:

  • proof of identity
  • proof of eligibility under the Civil Service nationality rules
  • proof of age.