Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act, 1972

Amendment, adaptation and modification of certain enactments.

5.—(1) The Minister for Health may by regulations prescribe the form and manner in which information required to be registered concerning a birth, death or marriage is collected and maintained and the person by whom the information is to be given and for those purposes may by the regulations make such amendments to and adaptations and modifications as may be necessary of the following provisions:

(a) sections 15, 16, 30, 47 and 48 of the Registration of Births and Deaths (Ireland) Act, 1863;

(b) sections 6 , 13 , 14 and 15 of the Registration of Marriages (Ireland) Act, 1863 ; and

(c) sections 1, 10, 11 and 27 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act (Ireland), 1880.

(2) Every regulation made under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and if a resolution annulling the regulation is passed by either such House within the next subsequent twenty-one days on which that House has sat after the regulation is laid before it, the regulation shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to anything previously done thereunder.