HC Deb 06 March 1855 vol 137 c207

said, he rose to move for a Select Committee, to inquire into the operation of the Acts regulating interments in parochial burial-grounds and proprietary and other cemeteries. The operation of recent legislation on this subject, in the metropolis, had been to compel the poorer classes to pay advanced burial fees, so that they were obliged to go to parochial boards for assistance.

Notice taken that forty Members were not present; House counted; and forty Members not being present,

The House adjourned at seven o'clock.