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Inspection Regulations Consultation

The Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016 provides a modern, comprehensive legislative framework for burial and cremation. The existing legislation was outdated and increasingly unfit for purpose. Many of the Act’s provisions are rooted in recommendations made by various review groups, particularly the Infant Cremation Commission and the Burial and Cremation Review Group.

The Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016 received Royal Assent in April 2016. The Act provides powers for Scottish Ministers to make provision in regulations for inspections of burial ground and burial authorities, crematoriums and cremation authorities and funeral directors. The Inspection Regulations will set out how and in what circumstances inspections can be carried out, how often inspections can take place, the steps taken by inspectors and Ministers in ensuring compliance with the law, codes of practice and relevant guidance and appeals procedures.

The Act requires the Scottish Government to consult with interested parties before the regulations are considered by the Scottish Parliament.

The consultation opened on 6th July 2017 and closed on 1st September 2017.

Submitted responses, where consent has been given to publish the response, can be viewed below. 

Inspection Regulations Consultation Document

Downloadable document:

Title:InspectionRegs
Description:Published responses to Inspection Regulations Consultation where consent has been given to publish the response.
File:Inspection Regulation Consultation Document [PDF, 267.3 kb: 08 May 2018]
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Responses to Inspections Regulation Consultation

Downloadable documents:

Title:InspectionRegs
Description:Published responses to Inspection Regulations Consultation where consent has been given to publish the response.
File:01. Mount Vernon Cemetery [PDF, 11.5 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:02. Argyll and Bute Council [PDF, 13.0 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:03. Anonymous [PDF, 11.8 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:04. Anonymous [PDF, 12.2 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:05. Frank S. McLean & Son Ltd [PDF, 12.0 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:06. East Ayrshire Council [PDF, 12.2 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:07. Anonymous [PDF, 12.0 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:08. Gaulds Funeral Services [PDF, 12.2 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:09. Anonymous [PDF, 11.8 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:10. Ian Bendall [PDF, 11.4 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:11. Anonymous [PDF, 11.8 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:12. Brodies Funeral Services Ltd [PDF, 12.3 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:13. Anonymous [PDF, 12.0 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:14. Jim Nickerson [PDF, 11.9 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:15. Anonymous [PDF, 11.9 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:16. Anonymous [PDF, 11.8 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:17. Anonymous [PDF, 11.7 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:18. Little's Funeral Service Ltd [PDF, 11.9 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:19. Mark Jardine [PDF, 11.5 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:20. Mark Shaw Funeral Services Ltd [PDF, 12.1 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:21. Moray Council [PDF, 11.4 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:22. NHS Fife [PDF, 11.8 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:23. Perth and Kinross Council [PDF, 11.7 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:24. John McLennan & Co Ltd [PDF, 11.7 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:25. Phil Spencer [PDF, 11.8 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:26. Scotmid Co-operative Funerals [PDF, 12.1 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:27. South Ayrshire Council [PDF, 11.7 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:28. South Lanarkshire Council [PDF, 12.2 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:29. Westerleigh Group [PDF, 11.3 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:30. William Scott [PDF, 11.9 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:31. Geraldine Baird [PDF, 6.7 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:32. Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities [PDF, 108.3 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:33. Stirling Council [PDF, 57.5 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:34. Anonymous [PDF, 162.2 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:35. Ken Parke [PDF, 63.5 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:36. Co-operative Funeralcare [PDF, 224.3 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:37. Dignity [PDF, 233.1 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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File:38. Brodies Funeral Services Ltd - Supplementary [PDF, 6.9 kb: 05 Jun 2018]
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