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The Cremation (Scotland) Regulations 2019

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6.—(1) Where paragraph (2) applies a cremation authority may—

(a)cremate together the remains of two adults,

(b)cremate the remains of one adult together with one, or more than one, child, still-born child or fetus, or

(c)cremate together the remains of more than one child, still-born child or fetus.

(2) This paragraph applies where, in the circumstances described in—

(a)paragraph (1)(a), written permission has been given by the authorised person for the cremation together of each adult,

(b)paragraph (1)(b), written permission has been given by the authorised person for the cremation together of the adult and each child, still-born child or fetus, or

(c)paragraph (1)(c), written permission has been given by the authorised person for the cremation together of each child, still-born child or fetus.

(3) A cremation carried out in accordance with this regulation is to be known as a joint cremation.

(4) In paragraph (2) “the authorised person” is—

(a)for an adult, a person who may submit an application for cremation in respect of the adult by virtue of regulation 8(2)(a),

(b)for a child, a person who may submit an application for cremation in respect of the child by virtue of regulation 8(2)(b),

(c)for a still-born child or fetus, a person who may submit an application for cremation in respect of the still-born child or fetus by virtue of regulation 8(2)(c).

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