HC Deb 06 February 1844 vol 72 c277

In reply to a question from Mr. Maclean, as to whether it was the intention of the Government to bring forward any measure with a view to obtaining public cemeteries.

Sir J. Graham

said, that since the close of last Session a very interesting report on the general question had been presented, and was now generally circulated throughout the country. He need not remind the House that Legislation on this subject was a matter of the utmost delicacy; and he was not, therefore, prepared to say that he should introduce any measure in the course of this Session. He was the more willing to delay the introduction of any measure on the subject, inasmuch as, generally speaking, the question of the health of large cities was now under the consideration of a commission, consisting of most eminent persons in science and knowledge of that subject; and until their report was given, he should not like to come to a final decision on the matter.