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High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Act 2017

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8(1)Where any remains in relation to which paragraph 1(1) applies are removed under this Schedule, or remains in relation to which paragraph 1(4) applies are removed under paragraph 5(2), the nominated undertaker must, within two months of the removal, provide the Registrar General with a certificate which—

(a)identifies the remains, so far as practicable,

(b)states the date on which, and the place from which, the remains were removed, and

(c)states the date and place of reburial or cremation.

(2)Where any remains in relation to which paragraph 1(3) applies are removed under this Schedule, or remains in relation to which paragraph 1(4) applies are removed under paragraph 5(3), the nominated undertaker must, within 12 months of the removal or such longer period as the Secretary of State may direct in relation to the case, provide the Registrar General with a certificate which—

(a)identifies the remains, so far as practicable,

(b)states the date on which, and the place from which, the remains were removed,

(c)if at the time the certificate is provided the remains have been reburied or cremated, states the date and place of reburial or cremation, and

(d)if at that time the remains have not been reburied or cremated, states where and by whom they are kept.

(3)Where any monument is removed under this Schedule, the nominated undertaker must, within two months of the removal—

(a)deposit with the local authority in whose area the monument was situated prior to the removal a record which—

(i)identifies the monument,

(ii)gives any inscription on it,

(iii)states the date on which, and the place from which, it was removed, and

(iv)states the place, if any, to which it was moved or how it was disposed of, and

(b)provide the Registrar General with a copy of the record deposited under paragraph (a).

(4)The nominated undertaker may require any person who removes remains or a monument under this Schedule to provide it with any information about the remains or monument removed which it needs in order to comply with sub-paragraph (1), (2) or (3).

(5)In sub-paragraph (3)(a), “local authority” means the unitary authority or, in a non-unitary area, the district council.

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