Consultation on the draft Local Government (Cremation) Regulations (NI) 2024

Consultation opened on 24 June 2024. Closing date 30 September 2024 at 17:00.


The Department is seeking views on the draft Local Government (Cremation) Regulations (NI) 2024.


Consultation description

The Department is proposing to bring forward subordinate legislation under Article 17 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (NI) Order 1985. The Local Government (Cremations) Regulations 2024 will be the first set of regulations to be made under this provision and, subject to the outcome of the consultation, will broadly follow similar legislation in England and Wales.

The proposed regulations will update and replace the current legislative provisions contained within the Cremation (Belfast) Regulations (NI) 1961 and will apply to all crematoria provided and maintained by councils.

The Department would welcome any views on the proposals set out in the consultation document and on the content of the draft regulations.

The EQIA Screening is also available.

Ways to respond

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Local Government Cremation Regulations
Department for Communities
Local Government and Housing Regulation Division,
Level 4, Causeway Exchange
1-7 Bedford Street
Belfast, BT2 7EG
Tel: 028 9082 3355

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