HC Deb 06 May 1889 vol 335 c1240
MR. THOMAS ELLIS (Merionethshire)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in March last, an application was made by the parishioners of Trawsfynydd, county of Merioneth, to the Home Office for its sanction of a new burial ground; whether he is aware that much inconvenience has arisen, owing to the impossibility of burying the dead in the new burial ground until such sanction is given; and whether the Inspector of Burial Grounds will report upon the ground without further delay?


My answer to the first two paragraphs is in the affirmative. The Inspector will report as soon as he has had an opportunity of conferring as to the suitability of the site with the medical officer of the district, whom he has arranged to meet on the spot.


May I ask whether any burial can take place on this plot of ground without the sanction of the Home Office?


I rather think not.