A short video produced by Community Legal Education explaining what powers the UK government has to enforce cremation in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
The short explainer video covers:
The government’s power to force cremations contained under S.58 Sch 28 of the Coronavirus Act.
What circumstances the power may be used according to explanatory notes of the Bill.
The ministers assurances that the power would not be used.
Concerns raised amongst others including Parliamentarians that the power remained in the Bill prior to it being passed.
The overriding government power over a deceased religion or wishes against cremation.
The consequences of the power on funeral directors.
The importance of having an Islamic will.
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