HC Deb 02 August 1889 vol 339 c177

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department is he aware that there are in the City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery, at Bow, several hundreds of common graves without the proper means of identification (red posts). And, this being a violation of Clause 6a in the Order in Council of 9th September, 1884, does he propose taking legal steps to enfore obedience in this matter?


I am informed by the Inspector that he has no reason to doubt that the company are replacing the posts which are from time to time destroyed. The company have from the first experienced great difficulty in keeping the graves properly marked owing to the crowds of persons who trample over the graves at largely attended funerals. I have requested the Inspector to visit the cemetery again at his early convenience, and to report to me on the matter.