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Deed Poll

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 22037, tabled on 24 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has plans to remove the requirement for the administration of an oath for an application for an enrolled deed poll.

Answered on

2 July 2021

The Regulations for the enrolled deed poll process (to change names) are made by the Master of the Rolls. At his request a Judicial Working Group is reviewing the existing Regulations and making recommendations for a number of reforms to modernise the process.

My understanding is that the group has been looking into a suggestion of replacing the current requirement for administration of an oath with the applicant being required to complete a statement of truth as part of their application, verifying the accuracy of the information provided. Recommendations for reform are due to be considered by the Master of the Rolls in the next few months.