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Cremation: Babies

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 1465, tabled on 8 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendations by the Bonomy Infant Cremation Commission on a national code of practice for baby and infant cremation.

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.