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Registration On-line Computer System

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to date has been of the purchase and installation of the Registration on-line computer system at registry offices. (86034)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Registrar General, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 18 July 2006:

As Registrar General for England and Wales, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning the cost to date of the purchase and installation of the Registration ON-line computer system at registration offices. (86034)

Central government expenditure on the purchase and installation of the Registration ON-line computer system for the period to the end of June 2006 is £5,108,000.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans the Government have to extend the implementation of the Registration on-line computer system at registry offices across England and Wales. (86035)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Registrar General, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 18 July 2006:

As Registrar General for England and Wales, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary question asking what plans the Government have to extend the implementation of the Registration ON-line computer system at registry offices across England and Wales. (86035)

The Registration ON line (RON) system currently used by registrars in England and Wales to record civil partnership registrations will be extended later this year to include birth and death registrations. RON will first be piloted in four registration districts in November, and then extended to a further nine areas in December. Subject to both pilot phases proceeding successfully, RON for births and deaths will be rolled out across England and Wales in February 2007. The roll-out of the marriages module will follow as soon as possible thereafter.