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Welfare Services Act (Northern Ireland) 1971

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Part I (ss.1,2), Part II (ss.3‐12), Part III (ss.13‐21) rep. by 1972 NI 14


Ss.22‐24 rep. by 1972 NI 14

25Burial or cremation of the dead.N.I.

(1)It shall be the duty of every [F1 district council] ….F2 to cause to be buried or cremated the body of any person who has died or been found dead in its [F1 district], where it appears to the [F1 district council] that suitable arrangements for the disposal of the body have not been, or are not being, made otherwise than by the [F1 district council].

Subs.(2) rep. by SRO (NI) 1973/211; subs.(3) rep. by 1972 NI 14

(4)A [F1 district council] …. …F3 may recover from the estate of the deceased person, or from any person who, for the purposes of [F1 the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 [1972 NI] ], was liable to maintain the deceased person immediately before his death, expenses incurred under subsection (1)…F4F5....

(5)Nothing in the foregoing provisions of this section shall affect any enactment regulating or authorising the burial, cremation or anatomical examination of the body of a deceased person; and a body shall not be cremated under this section where the [F1 district council] has reason to believe that cremation would be contrary to the wishes of the deceased.

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F1SRO (NI) 1973/211

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F31972 NI 14; SRO (NI) 1973/211

F41972 NI 14

F51986 NI 18

Ss.26‐29 rep. by 1972 NI 14

Part V (ss.30 — 35), Part VI (ss.36 — 44) rep. by 1972 NI 14


Ss.45‐47 rep. by 1972 NI 14

48Short title.N.I.

(1)This Act may be cited as the Welfare Services Act (Northern Ireland) 1971.

Subs.(2)(3) rep. by 1972 NI 14

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