§ MR. O'REILLY
said, he would beg to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether it is the intention of the Government to introduce a Bill to give Burial Boards in Ireland compulsory powers for taking land required for the enlargement of existing unenclosed Burial Grounds?
said, that no doubt great evil was felt in many districts, owing to the impossibility of obtaining land for the enlargement of existing unenclosed burial grounds; but, at the same time, considerable objection was felt to giving compulsory powers to Burial Boards, especially in the neighbourhood of large towns where buildings of considerable value might be interfered with. He thought that in any measure to be introduced, it would be well to include enclosed as well as unenclosed burial grounds. It was not, however, the intention of the Government to introduce any measure on the subject this Session; but if, on careful inquiry during the Recess, he should find it possible to provide a remedy by legislation for the evil complained of, he should be prepared next Session to introduce a Bill on the subject.