Scottish government consultation: deadline extended to 1st September

August 1, 2017   //   No Comments

Yesterday we reminded SAIF Members to respond to the Scottish Government’s current consultation by this Friday 4th August.  The deadline has now been extended until Friday 1st September to take into account the holiday season.

The Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016 – Consultation: Inspection Regulations is open to all interested funeral directors, particularly those based in Scotland.  The purpose is to seek views on draft regulations being made under the 2016 Act.  The contents of the draft regulations are a culmination of many years of work and have been informed by the Parliamentary Bill process, stakeholder engagement and the Inspector of Crematoria.  At this time the laws which enable Scottish Ministers to appoint inspectors are the Cremation (Scotland) Regulations 1935 and Section 89 of the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016.  Under the 1935 Regulations the Inspector of Crematoria has limited powers of inspection.  The new legal framework will replace the 1935 Regulations and, from that point, the Inspector of Crematoria will be appointed under the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016 as the Inspector of Cremation.

How to respond: use this link to connect to read the consultation paper and complete an easy to use online questionnaire.

Closing date: Friday 1st September 2017