Explanatory Notes

Powers in relation to bodies

97 The Bill introduces powers of direction to give local authorities the necessary powers to direct those in the death management system to ensure excess deaths caused by covid-19 do not overwhelm the system. National and local authorities across the UK will have, where necessary, additional powers to direct organisations to support the death management processes. This will ensure that deceased bodies can be stored, transported and disposed of with care and respect. 


Prepared 18th March 2020