HC Deb 17 December 1964 vol 704 c125W
103. Commander Pursey

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what new Cremation Regulations are contemplated; and when they are likely to be laid before Parliament.

Sir F. Soskice

I have recently circulated to the interested organisations proposals for some minor but useful amendments of the Cremation Regulations, including an amendment to enable the coroner's form E to be issued as soon as an inquest has been opened provided that no further examination of the body is required. These proposals have been generally welcomed and I hope to lay the new Regulations before Parliament early in the New Year. The question of medical certification before cremation is now within the terms of reference of the Inter-Departmental Committee on Death Certification and Coroners.