HC Deb 19 April 1888 vol 324 cc1714-5
DR. CLARK (Caithness)

asked the Lord Advocate, Whether the Secretary for Scotland has received a Memorial from the Philosophical Society of Glasgow to amend the Burial Act, so as to place the private Cemeteries Companies of Scotland under the same Regulations as the burial grounds; whether Dr. Churton, the Medical Officer of Health for the Burgh of Hillhead, has reported the Dalbeth Cemetery, where the pit burial system is carried on, to be "a nuisance within the meaning of the Burial Grounds Act;" and, whether the Government intend to legislate on the matter?

THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. H. A. MACDONALD) (Edinburgh and St. Andrew's Universities)

No, Sir; no Me- morial has been received or information sent to the Secretary for Scotland's Office on this subject.