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Cremation (Medical Certificates)

Volume 648: debated on Thursday 9 November 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has considered the statement of 29th June, 1961, by the Federation of British Cremation Authorities, a copy of which has been sent to him by the hon. Member for Solihull; and what action he proposes to take to keep down the rising costs of cremation death certificates.

Yes. My right hon. Friend is awaiting the outcome of the review of the Cremation Regulations now in progress before considering whether he should exercise his power to prescribe fees for the issue of cremation medical certificates. He will take account of the Federation's views in reaching his decision.