Act to extend the operation of section fourteen and paragraph (d) of section
thirty-six of the Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1953, and of the Schedule
to the Legitimacy Act, 1926 ; and for the purposes
connected with that matter. [
Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority, of the same, as follows :-
1.-(1) Section fourteen of the Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1953, and
the Schedule to the Legitimacy Act, 1926 (which relate to the re-registration
of births of persons legitimated by the subsequent marriage of their parents)
shall apply and deemed always to have applied in relation to all persons
recognised by the law of England and Wales as having been legitimated by the
subsequent marriage of their parents, whether or not their legitimation,
or the recognition thereof, was effected by the last mentioned Act :
Provided that where-
(a) the marriage by which the person is legitimated tool place before the passing of this Act ; and
(b) the said Schedule would not apply or have applied in relation to him but for this Act,
the time limited by paragraph 2 of the said Schedule for the furnishing to the Registrar General of information with a view to obtaining the re-registration of the birth of that person shall not expire until three months from the passing of this Act.
(2) In the said section fourteen, and in paragraph (d) of section thirty-six of the Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1953 the words “within the meaning of the Legitimacy Act, 1926” are hereby repealed wherever they occur.
2. This Act may be cited as the Legitimation (Re-registration of Birth) Act, 1957.
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