Only the coroner can give permission for a body to be moved out of England or Wales, with the issuing of a a Removal Notice (form 104), and this appears to apply to any funeral which takes place outside these boundaries.

Why is this idea important?

Amended the law to at least include Scotland and Northern Island.

With so much international travel and so many foreign national living and unfortunately dying in this country, this is an largely inconvient piece of red tape in all but the most exceptional cases.

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