HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 c639W
Mr. Allan Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list in the Official Report the number of cases in each of the most recent five years for which records are available where the body of a deceased person lay in a mortuary unburied for longer than two weeks, together with the reasons for delays and the number of cases falling into each category.

Mr. Fairgrieve

The information is not available. If my hon. Friend has a particular case in mind and writes to me I shall look into the matter.