The Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

Closed 1 Sep 2017

Opened 6 Jul 2017

Results updated 7 Nov 2018



The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on draft regulations being made under the 2016 Act.  The contents of the draft regulations are a culmination of many years of work and have been informed by the Parliamentary Bill process, stakeholder engagement and the Inspector of Crematoria.  At this time the laws which enable Scottish Ministers to appoint inspectors are the Cremation (Scotland) Regulations 1935 and Section 89 of the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016.  Under the 1935 Regulations the Inspector of Crematoria has limited powers of inspection.  The new legal framework will replace the 1935 Regulations and, from that point, the Inspector of Crematoria will be appointed under the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016 as the Inspector of Cremation.       


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