§ Mr. Chris Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has issued to health authorities and NHS trusts on the burial to mentally ill patients who have died in their care. 
§ Mr. Horam
The Department issued guidance entitled "Patients who die in hospital" to health authorities and NHS trusts in January 1992, copies of which are available 527W in the Library. This guidance includes a section on funerals for those who die in hospital where no arrangements are made by relatives.