HC Deb 20 February 1908 vol 184 c997
MR. HOLT (Northumberland, Hexham)

To ask the President of the Local Government Board, under what circumstances burial is permitted previous to the registration of death.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) It may be stated generally that the registration of the death is not necessary before burial takes place. Sec. 17 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1874, and Sec. 11 of The Burial Laws Amendment Act, 1880, contain provisions on the subject, and it will be seen from them that where there is either an order of a coroner authorising burial or a certificate of a registrar that he has registered or received notice of the death, the order or certificate must be delivered to the person conducting the funeral service or responsible for the burial. If no such order or certificate is delivered to this person, he must give notice of the burial to the registrar.