Environmental Public Health (Amendment) Bill

Bill No. 30/1972

Read the first time on 24th October 1972.
An Act to amend the Environmental Public Health Act (Chapter 155 of the Revised Edition).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows: —
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Environmental Public Health (Amendment) Act, 1972.
Repeal and re-enactment of section 109
2.  Section 109 of the Environmental Public Health Act is hereby repealed and the following substituted therefor: —
Power to close cemeteries, etc
109.—(1)  If at any time it appears to the Commissioner that —
(a)burials in any cemetery or place of burial should be wholly discontinued;
(b)the burning of corpses in any crematorium or any place used for the burning of corpses should be wholly discontinued; or
(c)any cemetery or place of burial, crematorium or any place used for the burning of corpses or any part thereof is being used in contravention of any condition of the licence issued in respect of the same,
the Commissioner may order the same or any part thereof to be closed and may revoke or amend the licence thereof and thereafter it shall not be lawful to use the same or such part thereof, as the case may be, as a place for the burial or burning of corpses.
(2)  No such closing, revocation or amendment shall have effect unless and until it has been confirmed by the Minister.”.