Next of Kin

Constitutional Affairs written question – answered on 13th June 2006.

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Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright Conservative, Rugby and Kenilworth

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans the Government have to review who is considered to be next of kin in cases where the next of kin is accused of the murder of the deceased.

Photo of Harriet Harman Harriet Harman Minister of State (Department of Constitutional Affairs), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The Government have no plans to carry out such a review.

Being someone's next of kin does not automatically give a person the right to do anything. Being next of kin does not, for example, give a person a right to bury someone, or to administer their estate.

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