The latest supplement to our weekly round-up
We have made a further compilation of “Quick Answers” to questions which have arisen from searches of, or comments during the past week or so, providing links to our blog posts addressing these issues. The topics covered in these “Saturday Supplements” does not necessarily represent our most-read blogs, but reflects the current interests of readers accessing the site on (mostly) contemporary issues.
|Question||Quick Answer||L&RUK post/comment|
|how much can a parish council give in grants||A parish council is a civil local authority in England.
The parochial church council (PCC) is the executive committee of a Church of England parish.
|Parish Councils may award grants under the Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972.
The award of grants by a PCC is limited by its charitable status.
|sharia versus english common law||Commons Home Affairs Committee inquiry into sharia councils|
|do you have to be christened to be buried in a church||Burial in a church building no longer available.
Right of burial in a churchyard/consecrated burial ground extends to: parishioners; those on electoral role; anyone who dies in parish.
|No body may be buried in consecrated ground without the burial service being performed, see GS 1972B. (141022)
But see Comment, below.
|national guidance dnacpr [i.e. “do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation”]||Another at the periphery of our expertise. See: Decisions relating to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (3rd edition – 1st revision)||Other organizations, such as Compassion in Dying also provide information.|
|alternatives to lead for reroofing churches||Historic England’s advice on metal theft and its aftermath (170713)||Church roofs: replacement of lead following theft, (141105).|
|suffragan bishop of Loughborough||Bishop of Loughborough – clarification for the media, Bishop Martyn’s guide for the media.||Rev Canon Gulnar Eleanor Francis-Dehqani appointed 11 July 2017, consecration in Canterbury Cathedral 30 November. Welcomed to Leicester Diocese at a service in Cathedral at a later date|
|child migrants and iicsa||IICSA Child Migration – Statement, (170727)||See also IICSA web page: Protection of Children Outside the United Kingdom|
|Infant cremation in Scotland §||New legislation Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016.
Consultation on The Cremation (Scotland) Regulations 2017 closed 9 June 2017.
|Background, Infant cremation: Scotland and England, (150608)|
|laws for ashes burials uk||Cremation (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016
Separate provisions for Scotland, supra.
Case law related searches
|pemberton v inwood||Pemberton v Inwood: a note, (170109).|
|chez razpredelenie Bulgaria||Judgment of Grand Chamber of CJEU in CHEZ Razpredelenie Bulgaria (Judgment)  EUECJ C-83/14 which generated much comment and concern that it has widened considerably the range of EU discrimination law.||Discrimination, equal treatment, electricity and collateral damage: CHEZ Razpredelenie Bulgaria, (150909).|
|kuchlhad number||Sounds like a physical constant, e.g. Avogadro’s number, but perhaps…||Küchl v Austria 51151/06 – HEJUD  ECHR 2017 (04 December 2012)|
|consent for cannulation, §||Clinical law not our area of expertise; See NHS Southampton’s Consent for a cannula||Anita Border v Lewisham & Greenwich (2015) EWCA Civ 8|
Unless marked §, the questions are the search terms used, verbatim; questions arising externally to the blog, (twitter/other), are marked ‡; the dates in parentheses are in the format (yymmdd).
This week there have been a couple of searches on issues which, whilst at the periphery of our expertise/scope of the blog, have nevertheless been of sufficient interest to warrant inclusion. As we have stressed before, we do not give legal advice on this blog; consequently some queries/comments have been paraphrased from a specific enquiry to a more general one covering the relevant area.
We are always pleased to receive information from those with particular experience in the issues in question.
As stated in our General Terms and Conditions, at L&RUK we do not give legal advice, or purport to do so. This post is a summary of recent enquiries and comments, and links to relevant coverage in this blog and elsewhere. With regard to on-going issues, the date of this sourced material is of particular importance. For specific queries on the application of the legislation, professional legal advice should be sought.