Birth Certificate vaule

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I am hoping that you can clarify some information that I have come across from many sources across many countries that all make the same claim. My request is of course limited to the United Kingdom and its territories.

1) When an event of live birth is recorded in the registrars books, is a bond then attached to that certificate that represents the potential value of the child to society?

2) If so who is the recipient of the bond that acts as the beneficiary representative for the child who's birth event was recorded?

Yours faithfully
sapphire louis

FOI, General Register Office

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GRO First Point of Contact,

Dear Sapphire Louis,
I have handled your request as official correspondence rather than
under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, but this has made
no difference to the content of my response.
The registration is not “owned” in and of itself; the register is held by
law (Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953) with the
Superintendent Registrar of the district where the birth was registered.
The data in the entry is not “owned”. The birth registration or birth
certificate does not therefore create a Government bond or asset that
would be then be the property of each  person registered - it is simply a
record of an event.
I am sorry we are unable to help you any further.
Kind regards
Alex Gaskill
Customer Correspondance Unit Manager
Her Majesty's Passport Office, General Register Office
I Smedley Hydro I Trafalgar Road I Southport I PR8 2HH
T:+44(0)300 123 1837 | Text Relay Prefix 18001
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