BMD digitisation project put on hold

By Matt Elton, 16 September 2010 - 7:49am

An ongoing initiative to scan and digitise English and Welsh birth, marriage and death certificates is to put on hold awaiting news of government cuts

Thursday 16 September 2010
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An ongoing initiative to scan and digitise English and Welsh birth, marriage and death registration records is to be put on hold, it has been announced.

The Digitisation and Indexing (D&I) Project, set up to improve the system for ordering certificates and to create an online index of the records, will be postponed pending the results of the government’s Comprehensive Spending Review later this month.

The possible setback follows a series of ill-fated previous projects, including DOVE and MAGPIE, which struggled to reach completion.

For the latest news about the effects of the possible budget cuts on the project’s future, visit the Identity and Passport Service website.

 

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