Louise Perkins
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Baby ashes report: Lord Bonomy recommends new laws

A report into the cremation of babies has recommended new laws and guidelines to protect bereaved families.

The Infant Cremation Commission, chaired by Lord Bonomy, made 64 recommendations including an urgent review of cremation practices.

They include a statutory definition of ashes and regulation of cremation of babies of less than 24 weeks gestation.

The report said better records were needed in hospitals, funeral parlours and crematoria.

Lorna Gordon reports.

  • 17 Jun 2014
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