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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-07659: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 3 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has received any representations from the Registrar General of Scotland regarding how same sex couples are recorded on birth certificates.

Answered by: Annabelle Ewing 16 March 2017

The Scottish Government has not received any representations from the Registrar General for Scotland in respect of how same sex couples are recorded on birth certificates.

Birth certificates are extracts from the Register of Births, the form of which is laid down by Scottish Statutory Instrument made by the Registrar General and approved by the Scottish Ministers http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2009/315/schedule/1/made

There are no current plans to change the form of the Register of Births.