Bill and associated material on Scottish Bill addressing burial and cremation published
Following a detailed consultation on the full gamut of issues associated with the current law relating to burial and cremations in Scotland, on 8 October, Shona Robison MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, introduced a Bill
“for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to restate and amend the law relating to burial and cremation; to make provision about exhumation of human remains; to make provision in relation to the inspection and licensing of funeral directors; and for connected purposes.”
The Bill comprises 81 sections and 2 Schedules and addresses the issues raised in the consultation. Critical to its implementation of a Bill with such a wide scope are clauses 73 and 74 which detail the further consultation required on specific sections of the Bill, and the parliamentary procedures to be followed for such regulations, respectively.
Relevant documentation is available via the following links:
- Bill (As Introduced)
- Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents)
- Policy Memorandum
- Delegated Powers Memorandum
More detailed analysis of the Bill’s proposals, on its direct effects in Scotland and implications in England and Wales, will be made in subsequent posts.