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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 15 – Commonwealth War Graves Commission: right of burial

46.Under this section, where a burial authority sells (or otherwise grants) a right of burial in a lair to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, that right is sold in perpetuity. This is the only instance in which a lair may be sold in perpetuity under the Act.

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