Dear Home Office, it is a requirement of legislation that births are registered. Legislation is an encompassing term for Acts and Statutes, which require consent to have the force of law. If no consent is given, how can failure to register be a breach of law or any punitive measure apportioned for such a breach . Furthermore, where is such consent recorded.
This is not a request for advice of any sort but a request for documented fact.
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I'm not sure that this is a specific question for us, but I'm giving my understanding below.
Laws are made by Parliament passing Acts and statutes. Parliament comprises elected members of Parliament who are elected (in broad terms) to make laws on behalf of the citizens of this country, and my understanding is that that is the consent involved.
I hope this is helpful
Dear Hughes Selwyn, to correct your last statement; Laws are not made by Parliament, Act and Statutes are made by Parliament, which require the consent of the governed to have the force of law. Please provide proof of consent if you make claims of law.
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