Commentary

4.1 Direction for cremation

BURIAL AND CREMATION vol 6(1)
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4.1 Direction for cremation

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4 Disposal by cremation

4.1 Direction for cremation

No express direction is necessary to authorise cremation of a body, although it is often wise to leave such a direction1. As already mentioned, it is no longer an offence to arrange the cremation of a body if the deceased has left a written direction to the contrary2. However, where a local authority is arranging for the disposal of a body3, it is not permitted to cause the body to be cremated where there is reason to believe that this would have been contrary to the

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