||Title:||PUBLIC CEMETERIES (REGIONAL COUNCIL) BY-LAWS||Gazette Number:||L.N. 211 of 1998|
|Bylaw:||7A||Heading:||Size of grave covering and restriction on interments||Version Date:||04/05/1998|
Caution : This is a past version. See the current version for the latest position.
(1) Save with the consent in writing of the Council and in accordance with any conditions or restrictions which it may impose on the grant thereof, no person shall, over a grave opening in a public cemetery, construct any covering the length or width of which exceeds the following dimensions- (L.N. 370 of 1996)
(2) No person shall be entitled to have allocated more than one grave space for one set of human remains, and, save with the consent in writing of the Council, not more than one set of human remains shall be interred in one grave space. (10 of 1986 s. 32(2))
(a) in the case of a grave for the interment of skeletal human remains resulting from exhumation (except where subparagraph (b) applies) or of ashes after cremation, a length and width of 900 mm each;
(b) in the case of a grave in which human remains are re-interred after exhumation under section 7 of the Coroners Ordinance (Cap 504), the dimensions of that grave before the exhumation; (27 of 1997 s. 68)
(c) in the case of any other grave, a length of 2400 mm and a width of 900 mm.
(2A) The Council may, in writing and subject to such conditions or restrictions as it may impose, allocate a grave space in a public cemetery for the purpose of erecting monuments, headstones or tablets in respect of one or more deceased persons, without interring any human remains. (L.N. 370 of 1996)
(3) For the purposes of paragraphs (2) and (2A), the size of a grave space shall be such as is permitted by the Council in pursuance of its policy for the time being for the cemetery in question. ( 10 of 1986 s. 32(2); L.N. 370 of 1996)
(L.N. 57 of 1979)