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Death Certificates

Volume 713: debated on Wednesday 21 October 2009

Questions

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what forecast has been made of the cost of introducing short death certificates, as proposed in the 2002 report Civil Registration, Vital Change. [HL5583]

A high level forecast of the cost of introducing short death certificates indicates costs in the order of £130,000. Broadly these costs would cover changes to the software used by registrars in England and Wales and provision of an additional supply of serially numbered secure stationery.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what information technology changes would be required to facilitate the introduction of short death certificates. [HL5584]

The software used by registrars would need to be amended to extract relevant information from the record of a death to be printed on a certificate form.