Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Bill

 

Stage 1

The Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 8 October 2015.

Further information on the Bill is available.

The Health and Sport Committee is the lead committee at Stage 1 and will consider the general principles, as well as those parts of the Bill which relate to losses during pregnancy (sections 50-55).

Further information on the Health and Sport Committee's consideration of the Bill is available.

The Local Government and Regeneration Committee has been designated secondary committee and will consider all other parts of the Bill.

Evidence

Written evidence

The Committee issued a call for evidence.  The call for evidence has now closed.

Evidence were received from—

The Committee has compiled a list of drafting amendments taken from submissions—

The Scottish Government has sent a response to the drafting amendments—

Oral evidence

The Committee took evidence from Scottish Government officials on the Bill on 4 November 2015.

The Committee expects to take further oral evidence on 9 December 2015 and 6 January 2016.

Work By Other Committees

The Health and Sport Committee is the lead committee on the Bill and is considering the general principles at Stage 1, as well as sections 50-55 which relate to losses during pregnancy.

Further information on the Health and Sport Committee's scrutiny is available. 

The Finance Committee sought written evidence on the financial memorandum published with the Bill.  

Further information on the responses to the Finance Committee about the financial memorandum

Report

On 1 February 2016, the Local Government and Regeneration Committee published it's report on the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Bill. Read the report here:

Local Government and Regeneration Committee Stage 1 Report on the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Bill (1975 KB pdf)

On 11 February 2016, the Scottish Government provided a written response to the Committee's Stage 1 report on the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Bill:

Scottish Government Response to Stage 1 report on the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Bill (1123 KB pdf)

Additional Information

The Committee exchanged correspondence with the Scottish Government relating to the follow up questions from the Meeting on 4 November.

Answers from the Scottish Government relating to follow up questions from the Committee (229KB pdf)