Task-master Cook

As Registrar General for England and Wales, New Zealander Len Cook is heading the massive task of digitising the countries’ birth, death, and marriage certificates. “The aim throughout our plans to reform civil registration has been to deliver a better, more efficient service to the public,” says Cook. The main objective of the project – which is expected to take 30 months – is to create a digital index to all records.


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