§ MR. CALEB WRIGHT (Lancashire, S.W., Leigh)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that in the parish of Holy Trinity, Ashton-in-Maker- 1595 field, Lancashire, it is intimated that a breadth, or grave, in the churchyard is appropriated "only on condition that no other than the Church of England Service is ever used"; whether this is in accordance with the provisions of the Burial Act of 1880; and, if not, whether steps will be taken to prevent such a limitation of the rights of parishioners?
§ MR. STUART WORTLEY
The Secretary of State has communicated with the incumbent, who states "that in every case the provisions of the Burial Act of 1880 have been loyally and faithfully carried out." It may, therefore, be inferred, though the question is not specifically answered, that no such intimation as is referred to can have been given. I may add that such an intimation would not, in the opinion of the Secretary of State, be consistent with the object and provisions of the Act of 1880.