Shropshire Council

The report

Prior to producing its final report, the inquiry team carried out extensive work interviewing a variety of groups, including:

  • Bereaved families
  • Current and former members of the crematorium staff
  • Council officers
  • Representatives from Co-Operative Funeralcare, the current operator of Emstrey Crematorium
  • Representatives from funeral directors
  • Staff from other crematoria
  • Support groups
  • Health professionals
  • Government officials

It was only after these consultations were complete that the inquiry team published its report. The report, with appendices, extends to over 90 pages in total.