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Death Registration

Volume 410: debated on Monday 18 August 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the (a) operation of and (b) level of compliance with the White Form arrangements linked to the registration of death. [129978]

The Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages completes a "White Form" (form BD8 the free death certificate) which is handed to the person registering the death.If the BD8 is forwarded to the Department, and payment is still being made, arrangements will be made to cancel payment. The Registrar also notifies the Department automatically.There are no statistics available to show level of compliance.