HC Deb 01 August 1881 vol 264 c364

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, What steps have been taken to bring the Burial Act of 1880 into operation in the Island of Guernsey; and, when it is likely the inhabitants will have the benefit of the measure, of which they have been deprived for nearly twelve months, by the refusal of the local authorities to obey the Order in Council requiring them to register the Act?


, in reply, said, he was sure the hon. Member would feel that the peculiar constitution of the Channel Islands, and their loyal inhabitants, was one which required to be treated with great consideration, and he hoped in Guernsey to overcome the difficulties which had arisen in regard to this measure as they had been overcome in Jersey, by the good feeling of all parties concerned.