HC Deb 29 November 1926 vol 200 cc959-60

I beg to move, in page 2, line 36, to leave out the word "seventy-two" and to insert instead thereof the word "ninety-six."

This is a still smaller Amendment, which I hope will be even more readily accepted. Clause 3 refers to the notification of the disposal to the Registrar. I am informed by the Cemetery Association that while this period of 72 hours or three days is, in the vast majority of cases, ample time to enable them to furnish the Registrar with the necessary notification as to the date and place and means of disposal of a body, that in some exceptional cases as much as four days or 96 hours may be required, and that therefore as this is a statutory Regulation that these things must be done within the 72 hours, they ask that 96 hours should be inserted instead of 72, in order to give time for exceptional cases.


I beg to second the Amendment.

I would like to inform the Parliamentary Secretary that 72 hours is impossible in some cases. Our desire is to have an extra day because, owing to the question of bank holidays and of exceptional circumstances and epidemics, these things do not work out according to regulations, and we suggest this possible extension of time because we are assured by the persons connected with the industry that this is a very necessary Amendment.


I shall be very pleased to accept this Amendment.

Amendment agreed to.