Shropshire Council

The inquiry

An independent inquiry into infant cremations at Emstrey Crematorium in Shrewsbury began on Wednesday 10 December 2014.

We commissioned the inquiry at the request of bereaved families to look into cases where no ashes were returned to families following the cremation of a baby or unborn child at Emstrey crematorium.

A report containing findings, conclusions and recommendations was published on 1 June 2015.

The inquiry was chaired by David Jenkins, who was recommended for the role by the Local Government Association. He was assisted by research assistant John Doyle.