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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

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(1)In this Act—

  • “ashes” has the meaning given by section 45(2),

  • “burial authority” has the meaning given by section 2,

  • “burial ground” (other than in sections 3 and 5) has the meaning given by section 1,

  • “burial register” has the meaning given by section 10(1),

  • “cremation” has the meaning given by section 45(1); and “cremated” is to be construed accordingly,

  • “cremation authority” has the meaning given by section 47(5),

  • “cremation register” has the meaning given by section 57(1),

  • “crematorium” (other than in section 50) has the meaning given by section 46(2),

  • “exhumation register” is to be construed in accordance with section 30(3),

  • “fetus” includes embryo,

  • “funeral director” has the meaning given by section 89(6),

  • “Health Board” has the meaning given by section 69(5),

  • “independent health care service” has the meaning given by section 69(5),

  • “inspector” is to be construed in accordance with section 89(2),

  • “inspector of cremation” means an inspector of cremation appointed under section 89(1),

  • “prescribed” means prescribed by the Scottish Ministers by regulations,

  • “private burial” has the meaning given by section 22(2),

  • “private burial register” has the meaning given by section 23(1),

  • “register of restored lairs” has the meaning given by section 42(1),

  • “right of burial” has the meaning given by section 12(2),

  • “right-holder” has the meaning given by section 16(3),

  • “still-birth” and “still-born child” have the meanings given by section 56(1) of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965.

(2)Any references in this Act (other than in section 12(2)(b)) to burial (or reburial) include references to burial (or reburial) on or above the ground.

(3)Any references in this Act (however expressed) to selling a right to a person include references to conferring the right on the person by any means other than sale.

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