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Chapter 7: Disposal of Human Remains
The material formerly found here is now contained in the first supplement to Jervis, published by Sweet & Maxwell in November 2003, with ISBN 0 421 858 907.
7-03 n 17 See also R (Haqq) v Inner West London Coroner, unreported, 18 December 2003, Gibbs J (validity and subsistence of marriages considered in order to determine which wife entitled to possession).
7-04 See an article by Heather Conway, Dead, but not buried: bodies, burial and family conflicts, in (2003) 23 Legal Studies 423.
7-05 n 36 See also R (Haqq) v Inner West London Coroner, unreported, 18 December 2003, Gibbs J (validity and subsistence of marriages considered in order to determine which wife entitled to possession).
7-08 The Home Office on 11 March 2004 published a position paper on reforming the coroner and the death certification systems, making a kind of synthesis of the Luce and Shipman Reports. See the note to para 1-15, in chap 1 above.
7-08 - 7-35 Proposals have been presented to Parliament for the modernisation of civil registration. These proposals follow a consultation document, "Civil Registration: Delivering Vital Change", issued on 10 July 2003, with a closing date for responses of 24 October 2003 (there were 3370 responses). The proposals include allowing informants to register deaths at any register office, not only in person but also by telephone or internet, and also making new arrangements for access to registration information and for the correction and updating of the register.
The proposals are contained in a draft statutory instrument, the Regulatory Reform (Registration of Births and Deaths) (Englsnd and Wales) Order 200[ ], to be made under the Regulatory Reform Act 2001, s 1, but only after (1) the proposals have been considered by the regulatory reform committee of each House of Parliament, and (2) the draft has been approved by both Houses of Parliament.
The draft order is accompanied by a General Register Office Press Release of 22 July 2004, a detailed explanation of the draft order, and a regulatory impact assessment..
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