§ MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been called to a public meeting convened on Thursday last by the Chairman of the Sutton (Surrey) Local Board, on the requisition of 293 of the principal tradesmen, medical men, and other ratepayers of the town, and to the following Resolution adopted by an overwhelming majority at such meeting—That, in the opinion of this meeting, the offer of the Battersea Burial Board as to Rose Hill Cemetery should he accepted, with the conditions suggested by the Local Board deputation;and, whether, having regard thereto, and to the urgent public necessity of the case to a large Metropolitan constituency, and also to the parish of Sutton, he is now prepared to accede to the application of the Battersea Burial Board for permission to use the Rose Hill site for burial purposes?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) () Birmingham, E.
My attention has been called to the fact that a meeting was held on Thursday last. I was not informed by whom the requisi- 1351 tion was signed. I daily received conflicting statements on this subject, which I am still considering.