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.
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.
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