Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 No 62
47 Search of Register
(1) The Registrar may, on application, search the Register for an entry about a particular registrable event.(2) The applicant must state the reason for the applicant’s interest in the subject-matter of the search.(3) The Registrar may reject the application if the applicant does not show an adequate reason for wanting the information to which the application relates.(4) In deciding whether an applicant has an adequate reason for wanting information, the Registrar must have regard to:(a) the relationship (if any) between the applicant and the person to whom the information relates, and(b) the age of the entry, and(c) the contents of the entry, and(d) other relevant factors.