§ MR. CUNNINGHAME GRAHAM (Lanark, N.W.)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Will he state his reason for not causing action to be taken against the City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery Company, situate at South Grove, Bow Road, to exact penalties for the non compliance with the provisions of the two Orders in Council, which he has already admitted has taken place?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
The inquiry made by the Burials Inspector last August revealed certain irregularities; but, on the whole, they were not brought home to the knowledge of the Directors in a way to make a prosecution expedient. I therefore addressed to the Company a letter, warning them that unless the Orders in Council were strictly complied with in future, proceedings would be taken. Since then I have from time to time had Reports of the steps taken to carry out the Regulations; and the Inspector has been instructed to satisfy himself, by occasional visits, that the Orders in Council are obeyed in all particulars.