PARISHES (ABANDONED CEMETERIES) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Act to apply to cemeteries disused for twenty years

   4   Minister to make provisional order

   5   Plan, etc, of cemetery to be prepared and recorded

   6   Proposals for use of cemetery to be submitted to Minister

   7   Proposals to be considered by Minister

   8   Approval or modification of proposals

   9   Final order

   10   Power to rescind final order

   11   Evidence

 

THE PARISHES (ABANDONED CEMETERIES) ACT

[Date of Commencement: 17th February, 1958]

Law 1 of 1958

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Parishes (Abandoned Cemeteries) Act.

2   Interpretation

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   In this Act-

   "cemetery" means cemetery as defined in the Public Cemetery Management and Regulation Act;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for local government;

   "Parish Council" means the Parish Council of any parish of this Island except the parishes of Kingston and Saint Andrew.

3   Act to apply to cemeteries disused for twenty years

   Whenever burials in any cemetery shall have been wholly discontinued for a period of twenty years it shall be lawful for the Parish Council of the parish in which such cemetery is situated, after giving notice of its intention so to do by publication in the Gazette and in at least one daily newspaper circulating within the parish once a week for not less than three months, to apply to the Minister for an order directing that the provisions of this Act shall apply to the cemetery mentioned and described in the said publication.

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