To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make it his policy to appoint a National Crematorium Inspector after the amendment of cremation regulations and death certification reforms.
24 March 2015
I refer to my answer of 5 March for PQ 225548 which can be found at: http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-02-26/225548/
When I set out that the Department of Health implements its death certification reforms, the Ministry of Justice will also amend its cremation regulations to reflect the changes to cremation authorisation processes. Planning for these reforms will present an opportunity for consultation and to consider the recommendations both of the Shropshire inquiry and the 2014 Infant Cremation Commission in Scotland, including the appointment of a National Inspector of Crematoria.