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Next of Kin

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 13 June 2006

32. To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans the Government have to review who is considered to be next of kin in cases where the next of kin is accused of the murder of the deceased. (76572)

The Government have no plans to carry out such a review.

Being someone’s next of kin does not automatically give a person the right to do anything. Being next of kin does not, for example, give a person a right to bury someone, or to administer their estate.