HC Deb 10 March 1981 vol 1000 c283W
Mr. Cryer

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make provision to ensure that death certificates are not charged for when a person dies in a National Health Service hospital and the next of kin seek cremation of the body.

Mr. Raison

The fees charged by medical practitioners for the certificates required under the cremation regulations are recommended by the BMA. There is no power to abolish these fees either generally or in particular cases. Proposals for simplifying the regulations are, however, under consideration.

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