You can request either a Full or Short Certificate:
A Full Birth Certificate registered before 1st April 1969 includes the child's name, date and place of birth, father's name and occupation, mother's name and maiden name. Full birth certificates registered from 1st April 1969 include the above information and both parents' place of birth. From 1st April 1995 the mother's occupation is also included.
A Short Birth Certificate shows only name, sex, place and date of birth. No parent details are shown.