Birth certificate numbers

Amanda-Jane made this Freedom of Information request to General Register Office

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Dear General Register Office,

I havent recieved a reply to my FOI request below even though you was dealing with it as BAU, I have heard nothing and the time frame is up so you need to reply, and I cant seem to reply on the original request unusually.
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Yours faithfully,

Amanda-Jane

FOI, General Register Office

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GRO First Point of Contact,

Dear Amanda-Jane,
 
Thank you for your enquiry dated the 2^nd March 2018, I am very sorry you
haven’t received a reply to your original enquiry dated the 8^th January
2018.
 
I have handled your request as an 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.
 
Each birth certificate contains a unique reference number, comprised of
letters and numbers. This is an anti-fraud measure, designed to enable it
to be possible if need be to tell where the certificate was issued from,
and to which register entry it relates. Since each certificate has a
unique number, if more than one certificate is issued for the same entry
then they will have different serial numbers.
 
Birth registration has nothing to do with “funds or delayed funds on the
world markets”, and the numbers on birth certificates are in no way
related to such matters. They simply relate to birth register entries
 
We are unable to help you any further.
 
Kind regards
 
Alex
 
 
Alex Gaskill
Customer Correspondence 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
E: [1][email address]
[2]www.gov.uk
 
 
 

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Dear GRO First Point of Contact,

Thank you for your response Alex it was much appreciated.
Namasted, stay blessed.
Yours sincerely,

Amanda-Jane