Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: E

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to restate and amend the law relating to burial and cremation; to make provision about exhumation of human remains; to make provision in relation to the inspection and licensing of funeral directors; and for connected purposes.

Current Status of the Bill

This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, Shona Robison MSP, on 8 October 2015.

The Bill was passed by the Parliament on 22 March 2016 and received Royal Assent on 28 April 2016.

Stage 1

Lead Committee: Health and Sport

Dates of consideration by lead committee:

10 November 2015

5 January 2016 (evidence)

12 January 2016 (evidence)

Secondary Committee: Local Government and Regeneration

Dates of consideration by secondary committee:

4 November 2015 (evidence)

9 December 2015 (evidence)

6 January 2016 (evidence)

13 January 2016 (evidence)

27 January 2016

Dates of consideration by other committees:

3 November 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

17 November 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

5 January 2016 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

Link to Stage 1 Report by Health and Sport Committee

Link to Stage 1 Report by Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Link to Report at Stage 1 by Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Link to Minute of Stage 1 debate

Link to Official Report of Stage 1 debate

After Passing

Received Royal Assent on 28 April 2016.