HC Deb 03 May 1877 vol 234 cc264-5

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether there are any practical difficulties in the way of closing overcrowded churchyards or other burial grounds?


in reply, said, there were no actual difficulties in the way of closing burial grounds, but from the fact that the Home Office was not in connection with the officers who looked after the sanitary arrangements of the country. There were some difficulties, which would be overcome by the transfer of the authority to the Local Government Board. The present practice was for a complaint to be made, for an inquiry to be made into that complaint, and for an order being made in Council following on that inquiry for closing the churchyard.