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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 64 – Cremation authority: code of practice

161.Subsection (1) provides that a cremation authority must comply with any new or revised code of practice which may be issued by the Scottish Ministers in relation to the management of a crematorium.

162.Under subsection (2), the Scottish Ministers will be required to consult with cremation authorities and any other relevant parties before issuing such a code of practice or revising an existing code of practice.

163.A code of practice may not be issued until it has been approved by a resolution of the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Ministers must keep any code of practice under review and must publish it in whatever manner they consider appropriate.

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