HC Deb 06 July 1900 vol 85 c792
MR. ARCHDALE (Fermanagh, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that, prior to the Local Government Board Order of 15th May, 1899, the area of charge for maintenance of Enniskillen cemetery was not the electoral division of Enniskillen, which then comprised the present district electoral divisions of Enniskillen urban and Enniskillen rural, and that by Article 1 of the above Order the area of charge in future for the cemetery is Rural District No. 1, which does not comprise the district electoral division of Enniskillen urban, and. as the Local Government Board have refused to alter that Order, will he take steps to include Enniskillen urban division in the chargeable area, as the cemetery has been since its opening used almost. entirely by inhabitants of the said town, and was provided to meet their requirements, one of the town graveyards having been closed by order of the sanitary authority.


The graveyard is situated in the rural district, and. is vested in the rural district council. The Board have been advised that the expenses incurred by the rural district council, as a burial board, should be charged on and paid out of the poor rates of the rural district. The Local Government Board cannot include the urban district in the area of charge so long as the burial ground remains the property of the rural district council. The rural and urban district councils have been advised by the Board to consider the question of transferring the cemetery to the urban district.