HC Deb 07 August 1883 vol 282 cc1847-8

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether, in view of the difficulties experienced by local authorities in providing new cemeteries, he would next Session introduce a Bill for needed alterations in the existing Burial Acts?


Sir, there is no one more conscious than I am of the difficulties of attempting to deal with this question, or more anxious to have a settlement of it. Those difficulties come before me every day. I hope, after the debate we had on the Bill introduced by my hon. Friend, that something in the course of next Session will be done to bring about a settlement of a question which, as everybody feels, is now in a most unsatisfactory state. I will carefully consider the matter during the Recess, and will see how far the Government can endeavour to deal with it.