Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Bill

 

Stage 1 scrutiny by the Health and Sport Committee

This page covers consideration of the Bill at Stage 1 only. The Bill and accompanying documents, together with supporting information can be read on the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Bill webpage.

The stated policy objective of the Bill is to provide a modern, comprehensive legislative framework for burial and cremation in Scotland.

Timeline

The Committee published its Stage 1 Report on the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Bill on 4 February 2016.

5th Report, 2016 (Session 4): Stage 1 Report on Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Bill

The Scottish Government provided a response on 11 February.

The Local Government and Regeneration Committee published its Stage 1 Report on the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Bill on 1 February 2016.

2nd Report, 2016 (Session 4): Stage 1 Report on the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Bill.

Stage 2 of the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Bill is was completed by the Health and Sport Committee on 8 March. The Local Government and Regeneration Committee carried out Stage 2 consideration of the Bill on 9 March.

Stage 3 of the Bill was completed on Tuesday 22 March.

Evidence

On 20 October the Committee launched a call for written views which closed on 4 December 2015.

Read the call for written views

Read the Written Submissions received

At its meeting on 10 November 2015, the Committee agreed its approach.

The Committee took evidence at its meetings on 5 and 12 January 2016.

Work By Other Committees

The Health and Sport Committee is the lead committee on the Bill and is considering the general principles at Stage 1, as well as sections 50-55 which relate to losses during pregnancy. The Local Government and Regeneration Committee was designated secondary committee and will consider all other parts of the Bill.

Further information on the Local Government and Regeneration Committee's scrutiny is available here:

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/93298.aspx

The Finance Committee sought written evidence on the financial memorandum published with the Bill.

Further information on the responses to the Finance Committee about the financial memorandum

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/93150.aspx

 
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