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Cremation: Babies

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 1462, tabled on 8 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Independent Report into Infant Cremations at the Emstrey Crematorium in Shrewsbury, published in May 2015, if he will investigate whether the practices that took place at Emstrey Crematorium may have occurred at other locations in the UK.

Answered on

15 June 2015

What happened at Emstrey Crematorium over the course of more than a decade was totally unacceptable and we deeply sympathise with the parents in these tragic cases. We are clear that this should never happen again.

The recommendations of the Independent Report, which took account of the report by the Bonomy Infant Cremation Commission, are receiving careful consideration and the Government will announce its conclusions in due course.