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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 18 – Registers under section 17: offence

51.Section 18 provides that a burial authority will commit an offence if it fails, without reasonable excuse, to prepare or maintain a register as required under subsection 17(2). A burial authority that commits this offence will be liable to a fine up to level 3 on the standard scale on summary conviction.

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