HC Deb 17 July 1857 vol 146 cc1682-3

Order for Committee read.

House in Committee.

Clause 16 agreed to.


objected to the large powers given by the clause to the Secretary of State.


said, it was absolutely necessary to give large powers to the Secretary of State for sanitary purposes, especially as to the bodies buried in the vaults of churches, from which, owing to the falling in of coffins, the most noxious exhalations sometimes proceeded. It was not at all intended to burn the bodies, but simply to make sanitary regulations.

Clause agreed to.

House resumed; Committee report progress; to sit again on Wednesday next.