Cardiff Corporation Act, 1894
57 & 58 VICT. ch. clxi

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And whereas estimates have been prepared by the Corporation for the purchase of lands for and for the execution of the various works by this Act authorised and such estimates are as follows

For the erection of a crematorium one thousand five hundred pounds;

May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted and be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty by with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal as follows:



Powers to establish a crematorium

71. Whereas the Corporation as the port sanitary authority of Cardiff have established for the cremation of human remains a crematorium upon the Flat Holmes an island in the Bristol Channel about three or four miles from the borough and the Corporation are the burial board for the borough and they desire to establish another crematorium in their cemetery Therefore be it enacted-

(1.) The Corporation may in a convenient and proper place in their cemetery set apart for and build provide fit up equip and maintain a crematorium proper and sufficient for the cremation of human remains but so as not to create or permit a nuisance Provided that such crematorium shall not be erected within three hundred yards of the property of the Secretary of State for War;

(2.)-(A.) No cremation of human remains shall take place in any crematorium of the Corporation until the plans of such crematorium have been approved by a Secretary of State

(B.)The Corporation shall prepare regulations as to cremation and submit them. to a Secretary of State and the Secretary of State may approve such regulations with or without modifications and after having approved such regulations he may at any time require them to be submitted to him for revision or modification;

(C.) The, regulations shall prescribe in what cases in what mode and under what conditions cremations may take place and they may prescribe the forms of the certificates and declarations to be given or made before a cremation is permitted to take place and such declarations shall be made under and by virtue of the Statutory Declarations Act 1835 and such certificates shall be confirmed by a declaration made under and by virtue of the same Act;

(D.) Every person who shall contravene, any such regulations or shall wilfully carry out or procure or take part in the cremation of any human remains in such crematorium except in accordance with such regulations shall (in addition to any liability or penalty which lie may otherwise incur) be liable on summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding fifty pounds;

(E.) Every person who shall wilfully make any false declaration or representation or sign or utter any false certificate with a view to procuring the cremation of any human remains in such crematorium shall in addition to any penalty or liability which he may otherwise incur be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds;

(3.) The Corporation may demand payment of any such charges or fees for such cremation as may be authorised by any table approved by a Secretary of State and such charges or fees shall be deemed to be a debt due to the Corporation from the estate of the deceased;

(4).(A.) The bodies of persons who may within the jurisdiction of the port sanitary authority of Cardiff die of cholera shall without any other sanction than this Act but subject to the regulations made thereunder be cremated in such crematorium of the Corporation as their medical officer of health may in each case direct;

(B.)The Corporation or their officers on showing their authority if demanded shall have power of entry on any premises or vessels for the purpose of carrying into effect this subsection;

(C.) Any person obstructing the execution of this sub-section shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding fifty pounds;

(5.) Any expenses incurred by the Corporation under this section shall be payable out of the borough fund or out of the borough rate;

(6.)Nothing in this section shall interfere with the jurisdiction of any coroners and jury under the Coroners Act 1887 or any Act amending the same passed or to be passed in this or any future session.


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