HC Deb 05 February 1997 vol 289 c603W
Mr. Madden

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice or guidance has been issued to coroners by the Home Office coroners study committee concerning suitable arrangements to enable coroners serving large Muslim communities to issue the necessary documentation to permit the transport of bodies overseas, with particular reference to weekends and public holidays. [14106]

Mr. Sackville

[holding answer 4 February 1997]: The attention of coroners has been drawn to the need, when considering requests to expedite applications, for the religious feelings of the bereaved to be taken into account and for their concerns to be dealt with sensitively.