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Consultation on a Proposed Bill Relating to Burial and Cremation and Other Related Matters in Scotland - Web Only

Consultation on a Proposed Bill Relating to Burial and Cremation and Other Related Matters in Scotland - Web Only

Monday, January 26, 2015

ISBN: 9781785440663

To develop legal framework which ensures that the appropriate dignity and respect is shown when carrying out burials and cremations

Executive Summary

This consultation paper considers a range of sensitive and emotive subjects. Some of the issues discussed take place at times of great distress and deal with difficult and harrowing experiences. The language of the consultation paper is necessarily legalistic and technical, and it is necessary to discuss the subject matter in an objective and dispassionate way. This approach is essential to ensuring that a legal framework is developed which ensures that appropriate dignity and respect is shown when carrying out burials and cremations. The use of such language should not be taken as being disrespectful to those who have experienced some of the circumstances considered in the consultation paper.