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Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported position of St Pancras Coroner’s Court (1) not to prioritise autopsies because of the religion of the deceased or their family, in spite of Jewish and Muslim beliefs that burials should take place as soon as possible after death, and (2) not to permit the bodies of Jewish people to be kept at local funeral homes to enable the practice of shemirah.  HL4447

Question HL4447: tabled on 8 January 2018 and due for answer by 22 January 2018

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Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported position of St Pancras Coroner’s Court (1) not to prioritise autopsies because of the religion of the deceased or their family, in spite of Jewish and Muslim beliefs that burials should take place as soon as possible after death, and (2) not to permit the bodies of Jewish people to be kept at local funeral homes to enable the practice of shemirah.  HL4447
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