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ISBN 978 1 78544 066 3 (Web only publication) PPDAS 43230
This document is also available in pdf format (615k) The respondent information form and consultation questionnaire are available in MS Word format (174k)
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.
Ministerial foreword Introduction The legislative framework The right to instruct the disposal of human remains The management of cemeteries Burial and cremation records Alleviating pressure on burial grounds Exhumation Pandemics and mass fatality events Informing staff of particular causes of death Cremation forms and procedures Pregnancy loss Cremation register Accreditation of Cremation Authority staff Inspector of crematoria Regulation of the funeral industry Funeral poverty
Annex A - List of cremation forms under the existing legislative framework Annex B - List of crematoria in Scotland Annex C - Respondent Information Form Annex D - List of consultation questions and consultation response form
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