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Chapter 18: Matters after the Inquiry
The material formerly found here is now contained in the first supplement to Jervis, published by Sweet & Maxwell in November 2003, with ISBN 0 421 858 907.
18-11 - 18-20 Proposals have been presented to Parliament for the modernisation of civil registration. These proposals follow a consultation document, "Civil Registration: Delivering Vital Change", issued on 10 July 2003, with a closing date for responses of 24 October 2003 (there were 3370 responses). The proposals include allowing informants to register deaths at any register office, not only in person but also by telephone or internet, and also making new arrangements for access to registration information and for the correction and updating of the register.
The proposals are contained in a draft statutory instrument, the Regulatory Reform (Registration of Births and Deaths) (Englsnd and Wales) Order 200[ ], to be made under the Regulatory Reform Act 2001, s 1, but only after (1) the proposals have been considered by the regulatory reform committee of each House of Parliament, and (2) the draft has been approved by both Houses of Parliament.
The draft order is accompanied by a General Register Office Press Release of 22 July 2004, a detailed explanation of the draft order, and a regulatory impact assessment..
18-27 n 87 Home Office Circular No 15 of 2004, dated 17 March 2004, attached a new Schedule of Fees and Allowances for jurors and witnesses in connection with inquests, with effect from 1 April 2004. Mostly it is the figures which have changed, but a few matters of substance have also altered: see the noterup to Appendix 5.
18-28 - 18-31 The fees and allowances are increased from 1 April 2004: see note to para 18-27 above.
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