§ CAPTAIN FENWICK (Durham, Houghton-le-Spring)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the fact that, owing to the crowded state of the old cemetery at Houghton-le-Spring, it is impossible to carry out the proper burying regulations; and whether he will send a Government Inspector to report on the same, with a view to ordering it to be closed, seeing that a new cemetery has been provided out of the rates at a request made by the parish vestry in 1889?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. ASQUITH, Fife, E.)
My attention had not been called to this case before the question of my hon. Friend was put; but I will cause all proper inquiries to be made, and if I find it is necessary, I will send a Government Inspector down in order that he may make a full Report.