S.I. No. 455/2003 - Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2002 (Section 16) (No.3) (Commencement) Order, 2003


The Minister for Social and Family Affairs, in exercise of the powers conferred on her by section 17 of the Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2002 (No. 8 of 2002), hereby orders as follows:

Citation and construction.

1.    This Order may be cited as the Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2002 (Section 16) (No.3) (Commencement) Order 2003.

Commencement.

2.     Section 16 of the Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2002 , in so far as it relates to Item 3 of Part 4, Items 1, 2, 5, 6, 8 and 9 of Part 5 and Item 2 of Part 6 of the Schedule to the said Act comes into operation on -

 (a)   25 September 2003, for the purposes of the District of Skibbereen within the meaning of the Births and Deaths Registration Acts, 1863 to 1996, and

 (b)   29 September 2003, for the purposes of the District of Mallow within the meaning of the Births and Deaths Registration Acts, 1863 to 1996.

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GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Minister for Social and Family Affairs this 24th day of September, 2003.

MARY COUGHLAN

Minister for Social and Family Affairs.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

This order provides for the commencement of the following items of the Schedule to the Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 2002 in so far as it relates to the Districts of Skibbereen and Mallow:

Item 3 of Part 4, Items 1, 2, 5, 6, 8 and 9 of Part 5 and Item 2 of Part 6.

These items provide for amendments to the Registration of Births and Deaths (Ireland) Acts and the Marriages (Ireland) Acts.

The commencement of these provisions is necessary to enable the electronic registration of births and deaths in the Civil Registration Office in Skibbereen from the 25th September, 2003 and in Mallow from the 29th September, 2003 and to allow for the capture of additional information at the time of registration.