To receive the 3 yearly review of the National Assistance Burial Procedure from the Deputy Chief Executive (S151) presented by the Group Manager for Corporate Policy and Commercial Assets.
Recommendation: That the Cabinet adopts the revised National Assistance Burial Policy that is attached as Annex A.
The Group received the 3 yearly review of the *National Assistance Burial Procedure from the Group Manager for Corporate Property and Commercial Assets presented by the Group Manager for Public Health and Regulatory Services.
He gave an overview of the policy and explained that there were instances when people passed away and there were no next of kin, family or friends who were able to organise the funeral. In these instances the Authority had a statutory duty to act and arrange for the burial of these individuals.
He explained that MDDC only ran cemeteries and therefore when the Council had to act they arranged a burial in one of the Council run cemeteries.
The Group agreed that the policy was required and therefore:
RECOMMENDED to the Cabinet that the revised National Assistance Burial Policy be adopted.
(Proposed by Cllr R F Radford and seconded by Cllr D R Coren.
Note: * Report previously circulated and attached to the minutes