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National Registration (Change Of Address)

Volume 441: debated on Wednesday 6 August 1947

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asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the time taken in local offices of his Department to register changes of address is now 13 minutes, whereas formerly it took three minutes and if the procedure will be simplified.

The registration of a change of address at a national registration and food office now serves the purposes of national and electoral registration and food rationing combined. The time taken to make the necessary records varies according to the circumstances of the case, but should not normally exceed six minutes.

asked the Minister of Health why notification of change of address for purposes of alteration in identity cards and ration books, necessitates the completion of a form giving full details as to age and date of birth, as well as new address; and since when this regulation has been in force.

The object of this requirement, which is for national registration purposes and has been in force since 1940, is to establish the identity of the person concerned.