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Certification of Death (Scotland) Act 2011

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Cremation Act 1902 (c. 8)

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1(1)The Cremation Act 1902 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 7 (regulations as to burning)—

(a)the words from “and” where it fifth occurs to “place” where it second occurs are repealed,

(b)the words from “Each” to “prescribe” are repealed.

(3)After section 7 insert—

7AForms of documentation for burning

The Scottish Ministers may make regulations prescribing the forms of notices, certificates and applications to be given or made before the burning of any human remains is permitted to take place.

7BProcedure for regulations

A statutory instrument containing regulations under section 7 or 7A is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Scottish Parliament..

(4)In section 8(1) (penalties for breach of regulations, &c), after “incur” insert “other than an offence under section 27A(1) of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965 (c. 49) (offence of disposal of body without authorisation)”.

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